Unable to connect to cisco console with minicom
I am a relative newbie to Linux - using RH9.0 currently - and although there are several posts on this topic (which I have read); I am still unable to get minicom to connect to a cisco router through the serial port of my IBM 600X Thinkpad.
I have gone through the minicom serial settings and set it to 9600-8-N-1, and turned off hardware flow control. I have tried the serial device as ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, ttyS3, ttyS4.
When I save the settings as default and exit I get a blinking cursor only - no "router>" prompt. Hitting Return a few times yields no results either.
Can anyone shed some light on what I am missing here please. I'm sure it's something simple, but it sure is making me crazy...