[RndTbl] Need help with serial connection

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri May 27 10:43:39 CDT 2011

Turn off hardware flow control (RTS/CTS or DTS/DSR) and use software flow control (XON/XOFF) instead.
Also, if you don't want to use minicom, (the modem AT initialization is a pain to turn off completely) just use screen instead:
"screen /dev ttys0 9600"

Kevin McGregor <kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com> wrote:

>This is driving me nuts, since it was working and now it isn't and I have no
>idea what has changed. I hope someone can help.
>I have a SunFire V490 at work. I also have a HP ProLiant server in the same
>rack, which is running Ubuntu Server 10.04. I've got the weird cyan serial
>cable plugged in to the lone serial port on the ProLiant and the other end
>plugged into the V490 port ("SERIAL"). I've got minicom running on the Linux
>box configured for 9600, 8N1 on /dev/ttyS0. minicom's status line reports
>"OFFLINE", and I get no response to any keyboard input.
>What's wrong? I can freely power off/on the SunFire and anything else I want
>to do with it. I have the keys for the front panel, too. Do I have to switch
>it to diagnostics mode or something? We had it working before, and it was
>quite easy.
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