PE4600 and Console Redirection

Mark Kilmartin mrk at
Fri Apr 26 02:35:01 CDT 2002

I'll have a go with a 4600 that I have here a little later since I have
just gotten a nice little cyclades Terminal server.

I'll test it with that and with a direct serial connection to another


On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 15:10, Marc Schmitt wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Thanks for your answer.
> I`ve tried different speeds, it didn`t help.
> We just tried now a new cabling setup, following the specifications of a 
> null modem cable. Linux console redirection works now even with having 
> Hardware Flow Control configured on the IOLAN (typing didn`t work 
> previously), but still no luck with the PE Console Redirection...
> The PE4600 BIOS autodetects the speed (supported are 9600, 19.2K, 57.6K 
> or 115.2K accordingly to the manual), I`ve tried all of them.
> It looks like the *auto-negociation* right at the beginning of POST 
> between the IOLAN and the PE fails.
> I have also a PE8450, where Console Redirection works in combination 
> with the IOLAN. It worked pretty much out of the box back then.
> I copied the IOLAN settings over, flashed the latest Firmware on the 
> IOLAN, no success.
> Maybe this combination is just a no go. :(
> What Terminal Servers are you people out there using successfully with 
> Dell hardware?
> Regards,
> 	Marc
> Mark Kilmartin wrote:
> > I can't be certain or anything.
> > 
> > But in the bast I have seen those sort of symbols when the speed of the
> > serial port is set wrong.
> > 
> > Have you tried setting different speeds on the IOLAN?
> > 
> > Or can you set different speeds in the BIOS?
> > 
> > MArk

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