>I'm a loss. I have several machines already running with 9600 baud (default)
>speeds to their serial consoles. From what I read, you can't use
>smc to modify the speed if the ports are used as consoles... but I cannot
>figure out how to change the speed and reset the line so the rate
>changes to the console.
>I know it may be different in Solaris 10.. I've got a mix of Sol 8,9,10
>plaforms. How can I raise the rate to the maximum. Also, even new
>hardware seems to indicate that 38400 is as high as it can go...
>anyone else know different and can tell me what I need to do to
>enable for 115200 (or if it's possible)?
The maximum a serial console can do during boot is 38400; that's the
maximum OBP can deal with.
Here's what you need to do to set the console speed of a SPARC:
change the console line in /etc/ttydefs to read:
console:38400 hupcl opost onlcr:38400::console
(change the third field from "bd" to "bf")(
It's sightly simpler on x86. And yes, it's a bug it's this hard.
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