Re: Serial Console mini HOWTO

Matthias Urlichs (
Fri, 3 May 1996 09:59:01 +0100

In, article <Pine.LNX.3.91.960502235117.15516l-100000@=>,
Jon Lewis <> writes:
> I ususally leave in a cheapo VGA card for when things go wrong. Many=
> modern systems have a CMOS setup setting for keyboard not installed, =
> I also tell them to halt on no errors. Lots of my boxes have no keyb=
> except when they're sick.
Yep. Old Hercules cards are even cheaper, though you can't set them to
higher text resolutions (debugging with 80x5 is _awful_ compared to 132=
even if you have to strain your eyes a little...).

> it "bad" to plug in a keybard with the system running? I wo=
> about frying the keyboard controller...but I hate to power down. Nev=
> know when the hard drive might decide not to spin back up.
I don't think that's bad -- I do it all the time, too. ;-)

May you never see an old-age home, God forbid.
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