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Re: virtual terminal support?

Marcus Watts wrote:

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From: kevin mcgowan <clunis@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: virtual terminal support?
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 01:18:46 -0500
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has anyone in the group tried getting virtual terminals working via serial port on umce linux? I mean the kind of thing where hitting F2 will give you a second "console."

I think there are times it'd be useful but haven't played with it at all.


... "you can't give yourself a nickname." ...

I believe the virtual terminal support in linux *only* works on frame buffers -- ie, local graphics cards. I don't know of any way to make it work over a serial port, and I don't see any obvious kernel source logic or option to make this work.

The advice (such as it is) via google is "use screen".

Another completely perverse approach is:
I believe there are several vendors who do this.

On a related tangent there's also an updated pc-weasel like thing:
This one includes the ability to do hardware power on/power off.
Some of our servers support "ipmi", which allows similar capability.
(this card may be using ipmi although it doesn't say).


... "who thinks clunis is sort of a nickname." ...

Check that out.