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Re: serial port

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 13:41:29 +0100
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

Both?  IT would be a nice feature to have.


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