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having problems with serial console in rx1600

 
Torsten.
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Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

Antonio,

he can use the Linux console, but how about the EFI console? Found this in the manual

The Linux operating system will use the graphics connection of the MP card as the default console. When no MP card
is present, Linux will use the SERIAL A connector.

But this is independend from the settings of the EFI console. Thats why I recommend to check the settings.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Mika Hokkanien
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Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

There is no MP card in my server, so it uses only Serial Console.
Still can't make DVD start. I will try that after weekend once again.
Thanks for suggestions.
mits
Respected Contributor

Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

I do not know if this is due to your keyboard problem. Try type following keys instead using the down arrow key.

Cntl [ & [ & B

You need to type these keys comtineously and it works as the down arrow key. Note: You do not need type "&".

And your system firmware is not the latest revision and I assume your console screen does not invert the selected line and you only can see the cursor at the most right position of the line. See its cursor moving carefully. If you want to move the cursor upper direction, use Cntl [ & [ & A. If this works, problem is your terminal emulation software or keyboard. But as far as I tested my PC with the hyper terminal, its arrow key funtion worked well.
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

Mika I tryed for you and found solution!
Execute follow steps:
1) Enter in console mode (Ctrl + B)
2) At console menu select CM (Command Menu)
3) At CM level type PC -cycle so you make rebooot of machine
4) Return at console mode (Ctrl + B)
5) At console mode select CO (console)
6) Now wait for system bootstrap; you should see ram test and some other diagnostics. Look carefully when system shows SCSI device scanning. While system shows SCSI scanning type Ctrl +C more and more times. Pressing Ctrl + C set autoboot variable at zero and system ask you for your choice. Don't select immediatly boot from DVD; choice EFI instead.
6) At EFI level type
EFI>autoboot off
EFI>exit
7) Now you can boot from DVD.

Notice: autoboot variable at EFI select set how boot manager works; you can set zero (boot immediatly without ask user), any seconds value to wait for, on of off. You can type autoboot -? for help.

HTH
Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Mika Hokkanien
Honored Contributor

Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

My problem is solved.
Windows Hyper Terminal was the problem. I don't know why and how. I took my colleagues notebook and connected with it - and success story.
Thanks guys for helping either way.
Mika Hokkanien
Honored Contributor

Re: having problems with serial console in rx1600

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