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    Using minicom to connect over Serial Port

    Hello folks,
    I wanted to use minicom for terminal emulation to connect to a switch over the console port..., the same way I'd do it using hyperterminal under Windows. However, I can't get it to work. Using the cmd line to connect to the switch over the serial port on my machine:

    minicom -p /dev/ttys0

    I get an "Invalid Input/Output Error"

    Do I have the serial port wrong? It is /dev/ttys0, rite? And is there any other way I can check if my comp can acknowledge the presence of the switch on its serial port?

    Somehow I get the feeling I'm making a silly mistake someplace...


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    Make sure you don't have an internal modem that's conflicting with the
    port's IRQ. I foung one article that may also be of help.

    http://www.linuxmanagers.org/piperma...er/000194.html
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    Thanx a lot rcgreen, the post was just the thing I needed...worked just fine! Now, another question.. how did you find that post? Had read it earlier someplace, or googled for it? I'd tried googling with all sorts of string combinations, but couldn't get find any mention of Linux being used to connect to switches over console port. To cut short, would love to know how you searched it up.

    Thanx a ton again.
    Take care

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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Google-->Advanced search with all of the words minicom
    with the exact phrase serial port

    That "exact phrase" field is a miracle worker.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    WOOOHOOO!!! Thanx a lot !
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