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Old 01-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
jamtech
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Configuring a USB to Serial Cable to connect to a console port on a HP Procurve


Hello All,

I have Suse 10.2 running on an HP Compaq nx6325 Laptop. the Laptop does not have a serial port. I do have a spare USB port and a USB to Serial cable.

My question is how do I configure the the system to use the cable in question in order to connect to the switch?

Thank you in advance for all your advise and help
 
Old 01-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
JimBass
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You need the driver for the cable and then a program to make use of the cable.

I have one myself, and I make it work in this way -

You need the module ps2303 added into the kernel to make the USB->Serial cable work.

I have this configuration to make the program minicom to allow me to easily connect to whatever the cable is plugged into:

Code:
jim@jimsworktop:~$ cat /etc/minicom/minirc.dfl
# Machine-generated file - use "minicom -s" to change parameters.
pu port             /dev/ttyUSB0
pu baudrate         9600
pu kermit
Just typing minicom in the terminal allows me to connect.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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JimBass

Thank you for all your help it worked with out any problems
 
Old 01-22-2008, 07:30 AM   #4
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No problem, I'm glad it worked out for you.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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