Devuan bug report logs - #89
arm-sdk: no serial console by default on rpi3

Package: arm-sdk; Reported by: Gregory Nowak <>;
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 03:33:01 UTC;
Done: "Ivan J." <>;
Maintainer for arm-sdk is parazyd <>.

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Subject: arm-sdk: no serial console by default on rpi3
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Dear Maintainer,
This is a summary of:

The devuan_jessie_1.0.0_arm64_raspi3.img.xz image doesn't have a serial console enabled by default. While I understand this may not be desireable for all use cases, I think this should be noted, and documentation provided for those who want to enable the serial console. The discussion on this issue started here:

What needs to be done is described in the URL for the issue given above. What I will do in this bug report is describe what I feel needs to be done so that someone with a rpi3 on armhf or arm64 could simply uncomment one line in /boot/config.txt to activate both the serial port, and also the serial console

1. Bugs 87 and 88 need to be resolved:

2. The cmdline.txt file on the first partition of the sd card should read as follows:
--- begin cmdline.txt ---
dwc_otg.fiq_fix_enable=2 console=serial0,115200 kgdboc=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 rootwait rootflags=noload net.ifnames=0 quiet
--- end cmdline.txt ---

The config.txt file on the first partition of the sd card should read as follows:
--- begin config.txt ---
## memory shared with the GPU

## always audio

## maximum amps on usb ports

# uncomment the next line to enable the serial port on the rpi3
--- end config.txt ---

The last line of /etc/inittab currently reads:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L /dev/ttyAMA0 115200 vt100

It would instead read:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/agetty --no-terminate -L /dev/serial0 115200 vt100

Once all this is done, enabling the serial console on the rpi3 would be as simple as uncommenting enable_uart=1 in config.txt.

-- System Information:

Architecture: aarch64

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