Re: SUMMARY: serial port as console on x86

From: Lupe Christoph (
Date: Sat Sep 02 1995 - 02:00:08 CDT (John Ebert) writes:

>About a week ago I posted a request for help configuring Solaris
>2.4 x86 to use a serial port as the console. I asked for responses
>by E-mail and promised to summarize. I received no responses to
>that request.

If you are seeing startup messages OK, but get no login prompt,
you just have to change /etc/inittab. This is the line that gets
you the login on the grahic screen/keyboard:

co:234:respawn:/usr/lib/saf/ttymon -g -h -p "`uname -n` console login: " -T AT386 -d /dev/console -l console

Change /dev/console to /dev/term/a or whatever. You'll also have to
change /dev/console in /etc/default/{login,su}. That's all I
can think of right now.

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