[one-users] VNC and serial console

Vassilis Vatikiotis vatikiot at iit.demokritos.gr
Wed Nov 19 04:37:32 PST 2014

Is it possible to setup both noVNC and a serial console?

I've already setup a template for serial access like this (in the
Other-> RAW data)
<serial type="pty">
<target port="0"/>
<console type="pty">
<target port="0"/>

Whenever I try to setup something like the following, noVNC proceeds
normally but never reaches login:
In /etc/init/ttyS1.conf:

# ttyS1 - getty
# This service maintains a getty on ttyS1 from the point the system is
# started until it is shut down again.

start on stopped rc or RUNLEVEL=[12345]
stop on runlevel [!12345]

exec /sbin/getty -L ttyS1 vt102

When I remove the above file noVNC start behaves as expected i.e. I can login.

So, in my test, I can have, either serial console access *or* noVNC.
Never both. Is this possible?


Vassilis. Vatikiotis
Systems & Network Engineer
Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications
NCSR Demokritos, Greece

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