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Re: serial port

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 13:24:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 02:12:59PM +0200, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> 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...

For input or output?

Robert Millan

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