[LinuxBIOS] COM2 in tyan/s2881

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Tue May 16 23:46:21 CEST 2006

Hi there,

It seems COM2 is disabled by default in the s2881/Config.lb file. Since the
board has a COM2 connector, and it is what you would use with the IPMI
daughter card, would it make sense to enable it by default?

I've got IPMI console redirection working by letting FILO 0.5 (in grub mode)
and the kernel talk to COM2 instead of COM1. COM2 is connected to the IPMI
card. With the latest ipmitool snapshot
(http://ipmitool.sourceforge.net/snapshot/), that gives me have a serial
console over the network without extra hardware (other than the IPMI card).

Pretty brilliant!

Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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