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Re: Thanks for the null-modem cable help!



Hello, Jenifer!
thank you so much for that message.
Best,
Victor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer E Jobst" <jobst@us.ibm.com>
To: <blinux-list@redhat.com>; <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Thanks for the null-modem cable help!


> Thanks to everyone who provided information on the null-modem cable
> installs -- you all have been most helpful!  For posterity, here's a
> summarization of the suggestions and outcomes:
>
> * Use Speakup instead to install Linux - I've been playing with Speakup
> too, and it works great.  I knew that there were 2 ways to install Linux -
> Speakup and the null modem option.  I can now say I've tested both... and
> Speakup wins! (Thanks Matt!)
>
> *  The kernel included on the latest versions of the Red Hat and Debian
> boot and install disks *do not* support serial console.  Slackware
> apparently used to support serial console on install, but I have no
> confirmation that it still does.  Thus, unless the user chooses to
> recompile the installation kernel to include serial console support,
> installing over a null modem cable is not an option if you are using an
> i386 architecture machine and RH or Debian. If you're using some other
> distro... good luck, and let me know if it works!
>
> * Of course, the standard Linux kernel *does* have serial console support
> built in.  So once you've installed and booted to the resident kernel, you
> can redirect your output to wherever you want it to go, including the com
> ports. (Thanks LCR!)
>
> BTW, with regards to the suggestion to convince the mainstream distros to
> integrate speech access, I think a project along this lines is already
> under way, courtesy of Alan Cox and Karl Dahlke. Refer to
> http://www.eklhad.net/linux/adapter-reqs.html for more info.
>
> And now, off to update the HOWTO...
>
> -jen
>
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