The other day I was ripping at my hair because I could not figure out how to console into OpenSolaris on my X86 box at home. I had my serial connection connected correctly…. But, I just could not figure out what command to use to console into Solaris as I always used minicom for Linux.
After much searching I found the command tip, which is the Solaris command equivalent to Linux’s minicom. The command tip is actually quite easy to use, you just need to know some basics and modify your /etc/remote configuration file if you are running on a x86 system.