sun serial consoles via usb and linux
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 5 17:22:30 UTC 2008
David J Patrick wrote:
> James Knott wrote:
>> Neil Watson wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 04:56:59PM -0500, James Knott wrote:
>>>> A crossover "null modem" cable is generally required for computer -
>>>> computer communications. They're standard, buy them at almost any
>>>> that sells pre-made cables.
>> If it uses an RJ-45 connector (CAT5 refers to a cable quality standard,
>> not a connector type), it's often the "Cisco" connection. Those can be
>> found, though not it your typical corner computer store. You can get
>> adapters that connect such a cable to the DE-9 serial port connectors,
>> but you generally have to wire them yourself.
> we've got cable crimpers etc, at linuxcaffe, and if you get the pin
> configuration online, we can make one up for you.
The adapters I mentioned are fairly cheap and easy to configure. The
crimpers are fine for the RJ-45 end, but not the adapter end. Just
determine the correct configuration and wire the adapter accordingly.
Then use a standard ethernet cable. Incidentally, if you goof in wiring
the adapter, a cheap pin extractor tool is necessary to fix it.
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