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CONFIG_SERIAL_IMX_CONSOLE: Console on IMX serial port

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_SERIAL_IMX_CONSOLE has multiple definitions:

Console on IMX serial port found in drivers/serial/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_SERIAL_IMX_CONSOLE:

Help text

If you have enabled the serial port on the Motorola IMX CPU you can make it the console by answering Y to this option.

Even if you say Y here, the currently visible virtual console (/dev/tty0) will still be used as the system console by default, but you can alter that using a kernel command line option such as "console=ttySA0". (Try "man bootparam" or see the documentation of your boot loader (lilo or loadlin) about how to pass options to the kernel at boot time.)

Console on IMX serial port found in drivers/tty/serial/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_SERIAL_IMX_CONSOLE:

Help text

If you have enabled the serial port on the Freescale IMX CPU you can make it the console by answering Y to this option.

Even if you say Y here, the currently visible virtual console (/dev/tty0) will still be used as the system console by default, but you can alter that using a kernel command line option such as "console=ttymxc0". (Try "man bootparam" or see the documentation of your bootloader about how to pass options to the kernel at boot time.)

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