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    SubjectRe: Console as terminal on serial port

    Hi Mark,

    On Fri, 21 Jun 1996, Mark Buckaway wrote:

    > "Michael Mansour said:"
    > >
    > >Just configure a getty in /etc/inittab to access a dumb terminal via null
    > >modem serial cable. Use mgetty, it handles it well.
    > Ah, not as easy are you think. Getty runs AFTER the system is booted.
    > Thus, all boot time stuff from LILO until getty is not seen.

    If you want to see it, just use dmesg after you login to the dumb

    > Basically, I would like to NOT put any video card in the system. The
    > motherboards I use permit this to happen (I think). I don't want to
    > find a video card and monitor each time I can't do something over a
    > serial port.
    > Most workstations support booting up from a dumb term or a frame
    > buffer/graphics card. I would just like to do this with Linux on a PC.

    No worries. The above method is not exactly what you're after, but it's
    very close.

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