Re: Question related to FreeBSD Serial Console...

From: Nicole <>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 16:13:28 -0700 (PDT)
On 01-Sep-03 Unnamed Administration sources reported Scott Long said :
> Scott M. Likens wrote:
>> I have a question related to FreeBSD Serial console,
>> I am aware you can use -Dh for both internal and serial, but is it
>> possible to see the 'kernel' "boot" messages sent on both the serial and
>> the console?
>> It was a question that was asked to me by a client, and after
>> researching it more, it seems that it's not possible.
>> Am i wrong?  or did I miss an option that's not documented?
>> Sincerely,
>> Scott M. Likens
> I'm a little confused by your request, but maybe adding the following
> line to /boot/loader.conf will get what you want?
> console="comconsole"
> There is also a way to get the console directed to both the video and
> serial at the same time, but I've forgotten the magic and can't find it
> at the moment.

 Heh magic is the right word ;)

 According to what I have found it is supposed to be:

 console="vidconsole"   To make it still choose internal console even if it does
not find a keyboard present at boot time. So you can walk up later and connect
a keyboard and have it work.

 Everytime I asked on the lists I got.. Oh go look here for the answer. Which I
had.. to which I got, oh well the answers in there..  No one ever was able to
say DO THIS.  Let alone anyone saying do this and have it work :(

 If you find the Magic please do let me know :)


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