SUMMARY: forcing output to serial port A

From: Darryl and Teresa Pace (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 22:36:51 CDT

Thanks to all that replied. My original question was
        Is there anyway to force output to the serial port of a Sun
box even if the keyboard is plugged in?"

I received two different solutions:

1. Baiju C. Karedan wrote,
        "Hold STOP +F keys pressed and switch on the system . Hold it for 10
to 20 second . This will force the output and input to ttya. Or you can set
output-device to ttya at OK prompt using setenv command."

2. All others (whose names are listed below) gave the solution printed
below the list of names.

Hector Davie
Bruce Hamilton
Brad Larden
Jonathon W. Ross
David Robillard
Dave Campbell
Bertrand Hutin
Richard Skelton
Chu, Viet Cuong
Casper Dik

At the boot prom level:

ok setenv output-device ttya
ok input-device ttya
ok reset

At the os level, as root:

# eeprom output-device=ttya
# eeprom input-device=ttya
# init 6

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