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PCA1000 Console Settings

Console Settings

To connect to the console port on the PCA1000 use the following settings:

  • Bits per second: 19200
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow control: None

Enabling the Console Port

If you purchased a PCA1000 before April, 2014 you may have to enable the console port:

Edit the file /etc/grub.conf. Right before the line that says hiddenmenu add the following two lines:

serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal --timeout=5 serial console

In the same file add the following to the end of each line that begins with kernel:

console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200n8

Here is an example grub.conf file with the modifications above:

serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 -word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal --timeout=5 serial console
title CentOS (2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_centosproductionscrubbervmhost-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS rd_LVM_LV=vg_centosproductionscrubbervmhost/lv_swap LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_centosproductionscrubbervmhost/lv_root rd_NO_MD SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 crashkernel=auto  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM rhgb quiet console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200n8
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64.img

Next edit the file /etc/securetty and add ttyS0 to the end of this file.

Finally, reboot the PCA1000 and you should be able to login using the console port.

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