I was summarizing too quickly. Here's the official Sun solution to my
My question was:
--- I was noticing that I can't use the keyboard/framebuffer anymore when the serial port is used as the console. I was trying this by setting the eeprom 'input-device' and 'output-device' to 'ttya', but wasn't able to access the keyboard anymore. This apparently fails after the eeprom changes:
perl -e 'open(X, "/dev/kbd") || die "$!\n"'
and returns: "No such device or address".
What I want is: Running X windows in front of the workstation, but using a dumb terminal attached to /dev/ttya for the console. I'm running a Sun-4/40 (IPC) and SunOS 4.1.1. ----
Hal Stern's (stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM) answer: ---- to do this, you need sun's CONSULT-REMOTECONSOLE package, which reconfigures the framebuffer/keyboard even if they aren't the console device. the default autoconfig drops these devices if it finds the console on a tty port
Thank you, Hal.
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