[coreboot] Alternate for serial port debug messages

Vikram Narayanan vikram186 at gmail.com
Sat May 14 09:14:23 CEST 2011

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Gregg Levine <gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 6:28 AM, Andrew Goodbody
> <andrew.goodbody at tadpole.com> wrote:
>> Vikram Narayanan wrote:
>>> I have an USB port that has debug capabilities (according to the lspci
>>> output)
>>> Should I buy the one mentioned in this page
>>> http://www.coreboot.org/EHCI_Debug_Port
>> Yes
>>> or can I use a normal cable to debug?
>> There is no normal cable to connect two host ports together and doing so
>> would be a bad idea anyway.
>>> Thanks
>>> Vikram
>> Andrew
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> Hello!
> Andrew is right. Don't do that. Track down and buy one of the devices
> described on that Wiki page. Further along, it happens that the gadget
> chips were originally used for a cable that enabled "simple file
> transfer methods" for sending files from one computer to the other,
> and I asked about them.
> Turns out that the cable might have been perfect, except that it also
> isn't the right one.
> Naturally I am also looking for the classic USB gadget cable or in
> this case card, as described in the USB area.
ok. I am planning to buy one. Please share your thoughs on which one to buy.
In the links(in wiki page), it is mentioned that,
=== from the link (http://www.ajaystech.com/net20dc.htm)
System Requirements

    Target Computer: Windows Vista and later OS
    Host Computer: Windows 2000 and later OS
Does this mean anything? or this stuff can also be used for boot time
debugging (coreboot) ?


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