P. 1
The Book Of VMware - The Complete Guide To VMware Workstation (2002)

The Book Of VMware - The Complete Guide To VMware Workstation (2002)

|Views: 17|Likes:
Published by bmihalache_1

More info:

Published by: bmihalache_1 on Jan 23, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





There are two main sets of serial port devices under FreeBSD: one for dialing in, and one for dialing out.
Dial−in ports are /dev/ttyd*—under VMware, they’re /dev/ttyd0 through /dev/ttyd3 for COM1 through
COM4. The corresponding dial−out ports are /dev/cua0 through /dev/cua3. A rule of thumb is that if a
program such as pppd, cu, tip, minicom needs to use a serial port to reach a remote system or device, it uses
the cua* device, but it uses ttyd* for any attached terminal or modem where users may log in and run a shell.
Normally, you need to configure only one system daemon for the ttyd* ports: getty. The configuration file that
normally turns that on is /etc/ttys.

Under the default kernel configuration, FreeBSD won’t recognize the third and fourth serial ports (COM3 and
COM4). You can reconfigure and recompile a new kernel, but it won’t help you recognize more than two
serial ports. VMware Workstation uses shared IRQs in its virtual serial ports; FreeBSD doesn’t support shared
IRQs on standard PC serial ports.

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->