[mythtv-users] Anyone heard of a remote KVM/Display device for Mythboxes/Linux?

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 20:31:58 UTC 2010

On 01/11/2010 2:23 PM, Tom Lichti wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Greg Oliver<oliver.greg at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Tom Lichti<redpepperracing at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Ben Kamen<bkamen at benjammin.net>  wrote:
>>>> On 11/1/2010 3:09 PM, Mark wrote:
>>>>> Just like many, I sometimes bork my own machine, or have hardware fail
>>>>> etc... when away from Mythtv or Linux boxes.
>>>>> Has anyone heard of a device ( Like a raritan remove console ) that would
>>>>> allow remote server admin?
>>>>> Like the ability to reboot, power off/on a box and see the console on boot
>>>>> with keyboard?
>>>>> Does such a device exist? Would sure be handy.
>>>> There's always SSH. SSH is your best friend!
>>> The only thing I have seen is a Raritan or similar device, unless you
>>> are using an HP or similar server that has built in ILO capabilities.
>> There are lots of IP based kvm solutions, but unless you just sweat
>> cash, they are kind of pricey for home  :)
>> Quite a bit cheaper are ip based power switches you can put between
>> the wall and pc..  Someone posted one a while back on the list..  They
>> can be had for usually around ~$110 a port I have found..
> If you have another linux box nearby you could redirect console to the
> serial port and watch it on the other box. Not fun to setup though.

Isn't it just a case of using minicom on box B, with a null-modem cable 
to box A, which has "s0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 38400 ttyS0 vt100" 
in /etc/inittab?

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