On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 09:37:52PM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> Damian O'Sullivan wrote:
>> > I have an E250 running Solaris 7 that needs a null modem cable connected
> > to another computer to work.
>>> If it's using a serial console, the absence of serial terminal may be
> considered a serial BREAK signal which will send the thing into a PROM
No, the absence of a serial terminal won't be seen as a break signal.
However, what's probably happening is that you don't have the serial port
which is your console port correctly configured so that it doen't care about
the state of RTS/CTS/DTR or some of those lines. It's been a little while
but when you have the box up if you type
you should get a list of things which can be set in the eeprom. Look for
settings which look like they will cause the PROM to ignore serial port
control signals - could be called ignorertscts but I honestly can't remember
now. Having found the settings I mean, set them to the appropriate value
(the opposite of what they are now might be a good place to start) and you
should be OK. But if you don't mind my asking, why don't you have a terminal
of some sort connected to the console port. If the E250 gets very sad for
some reason, it's to the console port that it will cry for attention.
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