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Re: serial port

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 14:12:59 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20071031)

Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 12:33:00PM +0100, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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.
> Maybe we could move this to grub_term.init ?  This way hardware is not
> accessed untill user requests a switch.

This is the same way it works with gfxterm. You define video mode
beforehand of the switch.

But there is actually a one architectual issue here... How are we going
to support graphical terminal and serial terminal at the same time? eg.
allow user to enable multiple terminals...

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