[svlug] Hooking up a terminal
Robert Hajime Lanning
lanning at lanning.cc
Sun Oct 31 09:21:55 PST 2004
<quote who="Rafael Skodlar">
> One problem remained unsolved though, server reset after crash. It's
> unfortunate that PC architecture desn't support some escape sequence
> on serial ports to bring the system to a boot prompt like Sun
> hardware does.
It is pricey, at US$350, but I have one of these:
The only problem is older machines that don't have to option of
auto-power-on after a power outage.
As long as the BIOS setup is text based, not graphical, and you
don't use framebuffer consoles it works fairly good. Except knowing
where the cursor is. It leaves the cursur at the last screen update
location, not where it really is. (A bitch for using vi.) I haven't
checked if they changed this behavior in the latest firmware.
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