Help settting up Serial Terminal
philip at adhesivemedia.com
Wed May 14 14:24:11 PDT 2003
I haven't done it with FreeBSD 5, but on my 4.x machines...
ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" dialup on secure
then "kill -HUP 1" to restart init.
Also, add "-P" to /boot.config to tell FreeBSD to use the serial console
for input/output if there isn't a monitor/keyboard hooked up upon
Can't imagine Zterm wouldn't work, but I know I've connected with
HyperTerminal that comes with windows...
On Wed, 14 May 2003, Paul Gobble wrote:
> I could really use some help. I have "headless" FreeBSD 5 web server
> that I'd like to be able to log on to via a serial link to my lap top.
> I've been using the FreeBSD Handbook as my guide, but its just not
> getting me there.
> Without getting too far into it, does anyone have any suggestion as to
> how I might trouble shoot the system? What test can I preform to
> isolate the trouble spot? If you're willing, please read on to get
> more details about what I have done so far.
> Thanks for your time + help
> Paul Gobble
> So far I've installed a couple of terminal emulators on the test PCs
> (one is a Mac OsX TiBook and one is a win2k box). For emulation
> software I've tried (Mac) Zterm and MacWise, (win2k) KoalaTerm.
> For the serial cable I'm using a Manhattan LapLink female to female
> null modem serial cable. When attaching to the TiBook, I add a KeySpan
> PDA Adapter (pn# USA-19). I followed that recommendations I found
> On the FreeBSD box I've edited the etc/ttys as below
> root# vim /etc/ttys
> # Serial terminals
> # The 'dialup' keyword identifies dialin lines to login, fingerd etc.
> ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200" vt100 on insecure
> ttyd1 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200" vt100 on insecure
> ttyd2 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" dialup off secure
> ttyd3 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" dialup off secure
> The I checked a few things ...
> root# /sbin/dmesg | grep sio
> usb0: USB revision 1.0
> usb1: USB revision 1.0
> sio0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
> sio0: type 16550A
> sio1 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
> sio1: type 16550A
> [sbox.net:~] root# ps -axww | grep getty
> 471 ?? I 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty std.19200 ttyd0
> 472 ?? I 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty std.19200 ttyd1
> 463 v0 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv0
> 464 v1 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv1
> 465 v2 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv2
> 466 v3 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv3
> 467 v4 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv4
> 468 v5 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv5
> 469 v6 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv6
> 470 v7 Is+ 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv7
> But in the end, I get nothing when I connect it all up. None of the
> emulators on either platform give me a login prompt, or anything at all
> for that matter.
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