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Re: serial port

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 13:32:37 +0100
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Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden> writes:

> 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...

It's not possible yet.  It would be a nice feature to have.  The
problem is that the sizes do not match.  Should we use the smallest


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