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Date:      Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:03:12 +0100
From:      Martin Schweizer <lists_freebsd@bluewin.ch>
To:        Tim Judd <tajudd@gmail.com>
Cc:        Martin Schweizer <office@pc-service.ch>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Using Serial Port Other Than sio0 for the Console
Message-ID:  <20090201160311.GD54916@saturn.pcs.ms>
In-Reply-To: <ade45ae90901311109x3cc9454j58027bfd6571b4cd@mail.gmail.com>
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Hello Tim

Probably I find the problem. I did not read care enough the article 26.6.5.2. 
I will try it asap (in the next few days). I will keep you updated.

Regards,



Am Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 12:09:28PM -0700 Tim Judd schrieb:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Martin Schweizer <lists_freebsd@bluewin.ch
> > wrote:
> 
> > Hello
> >
> > I want to use sio1 for console access. I read chapter 26.6 in the handbook
> > and did the following:
> >
> > /boot.config:
> > -P
> >
> > /boot/device.hints:
> > [snip]
> > hint.sio.0.at="isa"
> > hint.sio.0.port="0x3F8"
> > ### hint.sio.0.flags="0x10"
> > hint.sio.0.irq="4"
> > hint.sio.1.at="isa"
> > hint.sio.1.port="0x2F8"
> > hint.sio.1.flags="0x10"
> > hint.sio.1.irq="3"
> > [snip]
> >
> > My custom kernel:
> > [snip]
> > device sio
> > [snip]
> >
> > /var/run/dmesg.boot:
> > [snip]
> > sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> > sio0: port may not be enabled
> > sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> > sio0: port may not be enabled
> > sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
> > sio0: type 16550A
> > sio0: [FILTER]
> > sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> > sio1: port may not be enabled
> > sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> > sio1: port may not be enabled
> > sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 flags 0x10 on
> > acpi0
> > sio1: type 16550A, console
> > sio1: [FILTER]
> > [snip]
> >
> > /etc/ttys:
> > [snip]
> > ttyd0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on  secure
> > ttyd1   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on  secure
> > ttyd2   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on  secure
> > ttyd3   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on  secure
> > [snip]
> >
> > The baud rate etc. are correct as well (the standard settings).
> >
> > The problem is I get no connection. I'm sure that my terminal works correct
> > because I can connect other FreeBSD sever over the serial cable but not the
> > above.
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > --
> >
> > Martin Schweizer
> > <office@pc-service.ch>
> >
> > PC-Service M. Schweizer GmbH; Bannholzstrasse 6; CH-8608 Bubikon
> > Tel. +41 55 243 30 00; Fax: +41 55 243 33 22; http://www.pc-service.ch;
> > public key : http://www.pc-service.ch/pgp/public_key.asc;
> > fingerprint: EC21 CA4D 5C78 BC2D 73B7  10F9 C1AE 1691 D30F D239;
> >
> 
> Surprised nobody's really responded.
> 
> Enabling serial logins on ttyd1 (COM2 in Microsoft terms) is on -- it's
> defined in your ttys.  The guaranteed "enabling" is to restart, but I've
> heard that sigHUP init will reread ttys and enable logins (but I hadn't got
> that to work yet).
> 
> Enabling serial as your console output (in terms of the boot process and
> everything) should be, if available, enabled in /boot/loader.conf
> 
> There doesn't seem to be a setting to enable COM2 as your console device,
> the only options (by reading through /boot/defaults/loader.conf) is to
> enable comconsole, which runs over COM1
> 
> You would likely have to hack the bootloader files in source and reinstall
> to get that kind of functionality.
> 
> 
> Does this help?  let me know if you want more help.  I like enabling serial
> console for the fact that you can get into out-of-bounds management this way
> easily.
> 
> --Tim
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Martin Schweizer
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