SUMMARY: [machine going to PROM when serial line disconnected]

From: Chad Campbell (
Date: Mon Mar 01 1999 - 07:16:13 CST

There doesn't seem to be any definitive answers about how to handle this.
Some people report success with modifying the serial cables
( and some say that has
nothing to do with this. Others say to disable BREAK handling, but at least
one person said that wouldn't work. In the end, I decided not to change the
cables for now and set KEYBOARD_ABORT to disable in /etc/default/kbd.
Everyone did agree that the PROM settings don't have anything to do with this
and that I was just lucky when that setup was appearing to work. So I will be
changing cables very carefully from now on.

Thanks to:

Matthew Stier
Kevin Sheehan
Michael Salehi
Stephen Harris
John Hilger
Michael Sullivan

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