[coreboot] and/or busybox issue with alix2c3 serial console

Roman Yeryomin leroi.lists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 23:04:42 CET 2008

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 11:53 PM, Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> wrote:
> Okay - so we are reasonable confused at this point, so lets reset.  The
> kernel and userland have rather different concepts of what the "console"
> is.  Its rather possible that the kernel and userland are using different
> consoles based on a number of factors.  The reason why I suggested that
> he try the CONSOLE= bit is that many distro initscripts use CONSOLE=
> grep for CONSOLE in /etc/ on your desktop and you will see evidence of
> this.  Now, that, said, that doesn't always work, and I'm looking at
> busybox right now for some clues.
> It looks like busybox looks for /dev/console and /dev/tty first off,
> so we need to make sure that those devices are both available and active.
> You may also want to add a getty line in your inittab to open a getty
> on ttyS0, so even if you don't have the console output, you should still
> have a login prompt.
> Long story short - this is a userland issue, and not really a kernel or
> hardware problem.

I agree that there is something to do with busybox also but it still
works with factory bios! Why?
I tried getty in inittab also -- same thing, no even login prompt.


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