serial console and kernel 2.4

From: christophe barbé (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 09:54:53 EST

I recently upgraded a linux box to the kernel 2.4.4 (from 2.2.18). This box
has no display and use the serial console. Since the upgrade I can see the
boot output on the remote console but I can't use the keyboard. Each time I
press a key, an interrupt is seen by the no-display machine but no char
appears in the console.
Today I've upgraded an another box to 2.4.7 with a similar setup and I've
the same problem.

Is there something that I'm missing ? (something new with the kernel 2.4
that is required for a serial console that was not required with the 2.2 ?)

Is sombody else experienciong the same problem ?


Christophe Barbé
Software Engineer -
Lineo France - Lineo High Availability Group
42-46, rue Médéric - 92110 Clichy - France
phone (33). - fax (33).
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