[ale] Trying to use minicom and get a console connection
gene at mmc-inc.com
Wed Nov 14 09:17:44 EST 2001
Thanks for the reply Keith, but it turned out to be a setting in my
laptop's BIOS for the serial ports. They were set to 'auto'; I changed
them to 'enabled' and it worked fine.
Keith Hopkins wrote:
> Gene Matthews wrote:
>> Any minicom experts around? I'm trying to use my linux (RH7.1) laptop
>> and minicom to connect to a remote terminal server's console port.
>> I can do this successfuly on Windows using HyperTerminal, but I don't
>> have it working on Linux yet.
>> I have
>> A - Serial Device : /dev/ttyS0 (I've tried ttyS1 also)
>> B - Lockfile Location : /var/lock
>> C - Callin Program :
>> D - Callout Program :
>> E - Bps/Par/Bits : 9600 8N1
>> F - Hardware Flow Control : No
>> G - Software Flow Control : No
>> for the serial port setup.
>> This matches what I was using for HyperTerminal (COM1, 9600 8N1 w/ no
>> flow control) and I'm using the exact same cable.
>> The cable is a cat 5 (plugs into the console port of the term server)
>> and a RJ45 to 9pin converter on the other side for the pc serial port.
>> I'd appreciate any thoughts/suggestions.
> What user are you using (root/non-root)? What are the premissions on
> your device files (/dev/ttyS#)?
> Lost in Tokyo,
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