USB to serial adapter

Matthias Apitz guru at
Mon May 25 14:05:23 UTC 2015

El día Monday, May 25, 2015 a las 11:20:26AM +0200, Matthias Apitz escribió:

> I have it connected today via the USB-to-serial adapter and it is mostly
> working fine;
> the /etc/ttys line is:
> cuaU0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt102   on secure
> what is working:
> - I can login as 'root' and run for hours something like 'ls -lR /'
>   (just to check the serial output)
> what is not working:
> - if I login as any other unpriv user (and I created a new one for this)
>   it hangs after presenting the /etc/motd file; it just hangs
> login: valentin
> Password: .....
> Last login: ....
> FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT (GENERIC) #1 r276659M: Tue Apr 28 15:50:23 CEST 2015
> Welcome to FreeBSD!
> (hanging)

I figured out what is causing it: the type of the login shell; it works
with /bin/csh, it does not work with /bin/sh.

Any ideas?


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