changing vga mode to serial console mode



  • Hi

    I am building a new pfsense router and firewall for myself.
    Due to the my build not having integrated graphics or serial port I need to use my gfx card from my gaming pc to install pf sense.

    Would it be possible to change it to use console mode after I have ordered a serial pcie card?
    If so how?

    I thought a serial port is more appropriate since it's more nerdy lol.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, you can enable a serial console and set it as the primary console in System > Advanced > Admin Access.

    Steve



  • @ageis said in changing vga mode to serial console mode:

    I thought a serial port is more appropriate since it's more nerdy lol.

    Then you'll probably want one of these or these. 😉

    BTW, way back when I started my career, I was a bench technician and spent my days overhauling Teletype machines, working on models 28, 32, 33 & 35. Later on, when I was a computer tech, we had a lot of those VT100s.


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