MVME2306 problems dragging on

VALETTE Eric valette at
Sat Apr 3 01:28:09 EST 1999

>>>>> "David" == David De Ridder <s970707 at> writes:

David> On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, VALETTE Eric wrote:
David> serial console gets flooded with two kinds of similar messages :
David> ``request_irq(): irq 4 handler c008dae8 name serial dev_id 0000`` and
David> ``request_irq(): irq 4 handler c0000000 name <NULL> dev_id 0000``.
David> BTW, I'm using a /dev/console with major 5 minor 1. Inbetween those
David> messages, I see some errors that seem to come from init. I have no update
David> daemon, and bash cannot be loaded because it cannot find its libtermcap.
David> When I manually make a link to libtermcap, there are no more errors,
David> but also no more screen output at all.
David> Does anyone know how to get it correctly running ?
>> Fisrt I assumes that you are using a serial console to boot? If yes then
>> change the /etc/inittab file to
>> 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 => 1:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 9600 linux

David>  Thanks, that helped a bit. I'm using 

David>  1:23:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS0 DT9600 vt220

David>  since I could not find any agetty (to use the -L option) in RH5.
David>  So, now the system boots like a real Linux machine, and I *finally* get
David>  a login prompt (Raw Hide 1.2.7). It says ``localhost login :''.
David>  Strange enough, when I type anything, the word 'login' appears on the
David>  next line, and then after a few secs, the login banner resets the screen.
David>  Also, backspace isn't working. It appears that I can walk through the
David>  screen. This seems just a simple terminal setting problem. But I don't
David>  see what's wrong. (BTW, I already added ``ttyS0'' to /etc/securetty).

Other ideas :
      1) Did you also specify console=ttyS0 at boot prompt?
      2) some ksh are buggy and died immediately
      3) uhhhh???

Have a nice week-end...

-- eric

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