[syslinux] serial vs console and serialonly

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Sep 11 00:19:09 PDT 2004

Jim Cromie wrote:
> hi hpa, etal
> I found a patch against 2.06 that turned off console when serial was in 
> use.
> http://centerclick.org/net4801/pxelinux/syslinux.patch
> This patch works, but appears to turn off the console unconditionally.
> I went to see how it would fit in 2.11, and it seems youve already started
> adding this feature.   If so great, but how do I control it from a 
> config-file ?
> I didnt see any new keywords.
> Also, it appears that get_msg_file: writes to both serial & console 
> unconditionally,
> is that your intent ?
>                mov byte [DisplayMask],07h      ; Display text in all modes

Yes, that's intentional.  Use the appropriate control codes if you want 
to override it.


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