Help settting up Serial Terminal

Andy Farkas andyf at
Wed May 14 17:30:01 PDT 2003

On Wed, 14 May 2003, Paul Gobble wrote:

> 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 ttyd* devices need Carrier Detect signal to work.

Try using these instead:

cuaa0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200"  vt100   on  insecure
cuaa1 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200"  vt100   on  insecure

ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200"  vt100   off insecure
ttyd1 "/usr/libexec/getty std.19200"  vt100   off insecure

Don't forget to 'kill -HUP 1'.


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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