SMC Console not responding
Daris A Nevil
dnevil at snmc.com
Tue Apr 16 07:09:54 EST 2002
I just finished porting Linux 2.4.18 to a custom MPC860-based board.
Everything works fine except input to the console.
I have setup the console on the SMC1 port. I use PPCBoot as the
bootloader. PPCBoot works fine for both console input and output on SMC1.
I can see the kernel boot messages, and I can even see the prompt from SASH
(but not BASH). However, any typed characters (input) are not seen by the
Is there a known problem with the 8xx_io/uart.c file in 2.4.18, or has
something changed in linux/init/main.c?
Just to answer the obvious, I have performed the following:
1. Compiled with CONFIG_CONS_SMC1 and CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE
2. mknod /dev/ttyS0 c 4 64
3. cd /dev, ln -sfn ttyS0 console
4. The linux/init/main.c file seems to open the device "/dev/console" just
fine. It also finds the initial application (either SASH or BASH).
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