getting linux console on a frame buffer.

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Wed May 19 23:36:47 EST 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004, [gb2312] Song Sam wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven <geert at> wrote:
> > > The problem may be that I don't have a linux
> > > console running on the frame buffer device.
> > > Would anyone know how to get the linux console on
> > > the frame buffer but still receives input from a
> > > serial port (I don't have a keyboard
> > > attached to the board.  I have been doing most
> > > things from the serial console and remotely).
> >
> > Append `console=tty0 console=ttyS0' to the kernel
> > command line, and kernel
> > messages will appear on both tty0 (fb) and ttyS0
> > (serial), while console input
> > will be taken from the last one (ttyS0).
> But this isn't a solution to have a LINUX console on
> the frame buffer with serial port input.It DID output
> some boot message to LCD but the work console is still
> ttyS0.And you can type a command like "echo a >
> /dev/tty0" to make the 'a' to LCD.Without such
> command,however,the input result still is displayed on
> serial console.Am I right?

You are right. I misunderstood the question.

If you would modify the serial port driver to send keyboard events to the input
subsystem, it would work, though.



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