sun serial consoles via usb and linux
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Thu Dec 4 21:56:59 UTC 2008
Neil Watson wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'd like to ask your experience with getting a Linux laptop to act as a
> serial console for a Sun chassis via a USB port. I have shiny new EEEPC
> that I'd like to use for my data centre trips. I had this in mind.
> Minicom (Is there a better tool?)
> usb-serial converter (Is there a Linux tested brand or model?)
> cable (Is this always a null modem?)
> SUN chassis serial port.
> I've always found that getting the correct cable or ends if your cable
> is cat5 is a painful trial and error process. Is there a specific
> cable that always works?
I haven't used a Sun serial port, however:
A crossover "null modem" cable is generally required for computer -
computer communications. They're standard, buy them at almost any place
that sells pre-made cables.
USB serial ports seem to be fairly generic. I've tried a couple and
they work fine with Linux.
Minicom is fine, but I don't think it comes with the Eee. You'll have
to find a way to install it yourself.
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