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    SubjectUsing a terminal device as console.
    >>>>> "MXE" == Matthew X Economou <econommx@Rose-Hulman.Edu> writes:

    MXE> I'd like to use a terminal connected to a serial port as my
    MXE> console device...

    I've just checked the BootPrompt-HOWTO and have been poking about in
    the kernel source (./drivers/char/console.c, ./include/asm-{i386,alpha}/,
    ./include/linux/, ./init/main.c, ./arch/alpha/*, and ./arch/i386/*).
    ./drivers/char/console.c seems to have the ability to echo to a serial
    port, but nowhere have I been able to find where the kernel sets the
    console device. Nor have I been able to discern how booting the
    kernel works (e.g. flow of control), and so find where the video is
    initialized, etc. The Kernel Hacker's Guide mentions nothing about
    kernel startup (where stuff gets called, initialized, etc.), so any
    enlightenment would be appreciated.

    Matthew Xenophon Economou - The Nemesis Project - (Finger/WWW for PGP key.)
    Documentation Manager for the Department of Computer Science at Rose-Hulman
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