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Re: low power device

From: Richard Toohey (richardtooheyparadise.net.nz)
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 - 21:45:22 CDT


On 09/19/14 14:26, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:22:32 -0500
> Chuck Burns <break19gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:52:38 PM Steve Litt wrote:
>>> I just remembered a third question: I can plug in a USB keyboard,
>>> but how do I view the computer's output while installing OpenBSD or
>>> troubleshooting? Ssh is good when it's running smoothly, but not for
>>> preboot stuff.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>> Usually, it's a serial console....
>>
> Thanks Chuck,
>
> I didn't see a serial port listed as an IO device. Ugh, none of my
> laptops have a serial port either, so I'd need to use an old desktop
> running minicom to act as a serial port. Unless I get a serial terminal
> from a junkyard.
Use USB and a USB-to-serial cable ... something like this:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/tv-video-cables/dse-serial-usb-adaptor-dsnz-xh8290
>
> Thanks,
>
> SteveT
>
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