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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     dcons -- dumb console device driver

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     device dcons

     options DDB

     device firewire

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The dcons device is the simple console device which just reads from and
     writes to an allocated buffer for input and output respectivly.  It is no
     use by itself and it is supposed that the buffer is accessed via a bus
     like FireWire(4) or kvm(3) for interaction.

     The buffer consists of 4 channels.  There are 2 ports, one for console
     tty and other is GDB ports then each port has a input channel and a output

EXAMPLE    [Toc]    [Back]

     If you want to run getty(8) on dcons, insert following line into
     /etc/ttys(5) and send a HUP signal to init(8) using kill(1).

	   dcons   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on  secure

     Once fwochi(4) device is initialized to allow physical access, the buffer
     can be accessed from another host via FireWire bus using dconschat(8)
     application. See dconschat(8) for more details.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     dcons_crom(4), ddb(4), firewire(4), fwohci(4), dconschat(8),
     fwcontrol(8), ttys(5)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Hidetoshi Shimokawa <simokawa@FreeBSD.org>

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     This driver is still under development.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       February 11, 2003		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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