[CentOS] Terminal emulation and serial ports

Bob Beers bob.beers at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 13:49:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Robert Moskowitz<rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
> I have to reinit a firewall that can only be done from its console port,
> and I do not have an XP system with Hyperterminal on it.
> So I went through the archive and learned that minicom could do the job
> for me.  I installed it and went to configure it (minicom -s).  I can
> set the speeds, but the challenge is selecting the serial device.  I
> have a Serial-to-USB dongle, and when I connect it, the gnome hardware
> browser is showing a FIDI usb serial converter that was not there before
> connecting the dongle.  But what /dev/thingee do I put into the minicom
> configuration?

Check dmesg, but for me it's usually /dev/ttyUSB0 when I use a
USB-to-serial adapter.



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