Thanks Arthur Darren Dunham for your reply.
The problem was somehow the 3 lines and the protocol being used in my
connection (not the cable).
We was using DTS/CTS protocol, and I switch to DTS/CTS (3 lines). Now
everything appears on my screen.
Arthur Darren Dunham wrote:
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> > I have a Karitek 4100 console connected to my Enterprise 250.
> > I'm using a NULL MODEM cable to connect host to console.
> > I can see everything after "configuring network devices: hme0" message.
> > I'm concered about why does the previous messages are not being showed
> > to the console.
> > I can't see the memory initialization, the OpenBoot banner, etc
> > I talked with Karitek technical support, and they told me it can be
> > cable problems, but, you know, I can see the messages after "configuring
> > network..".
> > I read the Sun E250 Owner's Guide, on page 273, and compared the pins
> > with the pins expect by Kariteck console, and its ok (Its STANDARD!!)
> > What is more interesting is that when I'm using a serial cable and a
> > tip connection to other machine, I can see all the messages on boot. But
> > using the same cable connecting to the console, I just can see messages
> > after "configuring..."
> Based on the fact that you can see them all with another console, I'd
> assume that the Kariteck is trying to be too smart.
> Until the OS gets going, the SUN probably doesn't assrt DTR or such. My
> guess is the console is blocking input until the line is asserted.
> You'd need a 'breakout box' to examine the lines to verify.
> The solaris console only needs 3 lines (tx, rx, gnd). While other
> communications may use flowcontrol, the OK prompt and OBP don't.
> If you just have a 3 line cable, everything would probably work okay.
> Or, you could try to get an adapter that tied DTR high if that turns out
> to be thr problem.
> Or, see if the console has a setting to 'Ignore RTS' or something like that.
> Darren Dunham firstname.lastname@example.org
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