For a while I had a VT520 console lying around. I connected it once to a debian machine.
Connecting was easy since I only had to connect the serial cable and edit /etc/inittab, removing a ‘#” in front of this line:
T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 9600 vt100
After adjusting the baudrate from 9600 to 115200, otherwise the screenscrolling is extremely slow, only a: “telinit q” was enough to bring the console to live.
It’s nice to know that many channels sitting on the same mplexid can be recorded at te same time. For example I could record four shows with two DVB-C cards:
DVB card 1 is recording a show on NED1 and NED2 on mplexid 157
DVB card 2 is recording a show NET5 and SBS6 on mplexid 159