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Re: serial port

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:33:00 +0100
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:


> Any reason why the serial port is not enabled in grub_serial_init() ?
> grub> terminal
> Available terminal(s): console
> Current terminal: console
> grub> serial
> grub> terminal
> Available terminal(s): serial console
> Current terminal: serial

Perhaps because the serial command sets it up?  Although I agree it
seems a bit weird that it works this way.  Perhaps it should be
enabled with the same defaults from the beginning?

One problem of initializing it is that hardware will be accessed,
while it might not be desirable.


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