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SubjectRe: serial console in single mode does not function

I had the exact same problem on an earlier thread moving from 2.4.10 to 2.4.17.
Updating the /sbin/init to a newer version (from sysvinit package) fixed my
problems and made my serial console work in 2.4.17.

Good luck.

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Craig.

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Andrejs Dubovskis wrote:

> When system with serial console is started in single mode it boots
> shell. But any button pressed in terminal does not go to console.
> Looks like hanged system. Nothing changed but kernel (2.4.14) only
> and serial console works as expected: any pressed chars are displayed
> in console.
> Kernels 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 was checked and do not function.
> Systems are Alpha Avanti and Alpha Miata (some info provided below).
>
> [andrejs@host linux]$ cat /proc/version
> Linux version 2.4.17 (andrejs@host) (gcc version 2.96 20000731
> (Red Hat Linux 7.0)) #1 Wed Jan 2 09:37:16 EET 2002
>
> [andrejs@host linux]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
> cpu : Alpha
> cpu model : EV56
> cpu variation : 7
> cpu revision : 0
> cpu serial number :
> system type : Miata
> system variation : 0
> system revision : 0
> system serial number :
> cycle frequency [Hz] : 499747351 est.
> timer frequency [Hz] : 1024.00
> page size [bytes] : 8192
> phys. address bits : 40
> max. addr. space # : 127
> BogoMIPS : 992.88
> kernel unaligned acc : 0 (pc=0,va=0)
> user unaligned acc : 12 (pc=1200027e8,va=20000284712)
> platform string : Digital Personal WorkStation 500au
> cpus detected : 1
>
> [andrejs@host linux]$ cat /etc/aboot.conf
> 1:1/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.17 root=/dev/sda1 ro console=ttyS0 single
>
> [andrejs@host linux]$ cat /proc/ioports
> 0000-001f : dma1
> 0020-003f : pic1
> 0040-005f : timer
> 0060-006f : keyboard
> 0070-0080 : rtc
> 0070-007f : rtc
> 00a0-00bf : pic2
> 00c0-00df : dma2
> 0170-0177 : ide1
> 02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
> 0376-0376 : ide1
> 03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
> 8000-807f : Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43
> 8000-807f : tulip
> 8080-808f : Contaq Microsystems 82c693 (#2)
> 8080-8087 : ide0
> 8088-808f : ide1
> 9000-90fe : qlogicisp
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