SS10 console settings

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Sun Jun 14 03:02:27 CDT 2015

I can't even see the hardware messages at power-on; just garbage - on both
systems, at every baud rate I've tried on the emulator. Nowhere near
booting OS.
On Jun 14, 2015 7:56 PM, "r.stricklin" <bear at> wrote:

> On Jun 14, 2015, at 12:05 AM, Mike Ross wrote:
> > I'm trying to resurrect a couple of Sparcstation 10 systems. Is there
> > anything 'funny' about the serial console settings on SS10 hardware? I
> > thought they always defaulted to 9600-n-8-1, but I get voluminous
> > gobbledygook at that, and at every other baud rate I've tried.
> The SunOS 4 (and earlier) terminal driver sets the high bit. If you can
> see the OBP and some of the early kernel messages, then it switches to
> junk, this is your problem. The simplest thing to do is set your terminal
> emulator for "strip high bit".
> ok
> bear.
> --
> until further notice

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