Connecting to a USB serial port
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Sat Jan 6 17:25:28 UTC 2007
I have a Keyspan USB serial port on my FreeBSD 6.1 box and trying to
connect from a Linux box to the machine. I'm using minicom and not sure
of the settings that should be used. I see the following in dmesg...
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on
sio0: type 16550A
Is this the USB serial port? There is no other serial port avaialble on
the server, but could be something in the board, not sure. Someone else
told me they used this same serial port on their box and I wanted to try
it since the box does not have an available PCI slot or serial port
available. My question is whether this works just like a regular COM
port? I wanted to be sure I should be handling things the same as I
would with a regular serial port. I have ttyd0 enabled and showing up...
657 ?? I 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty std.9600 ttyd0
That seems to do the trick with my other BSD servers that have regular
serial ports, but minicom doesn't want to find it using 9600 8N1 settings.
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