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Old 12-22-2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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Minicom /dev/ttyS0 locked


I configured Minicom so I could use my serial port to interface with my Catalyst switch, but keep getting at /dev/ttyS0 locked error when I try to run it. I checked the /var/lock folder and see no locks for Com1. I had no trouble with Mandrake 9.1 this is Mandrake 9.2. I have also tried to change it back to S1, save, and change back to S0 with no luck. That usually worked on older RedHat versions but not the case now. I really need to get to my switch. Studying for the CCNA and have 2 switches and 3 routers to practice configuring...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 03:25 AM   #2
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I am not sure about mandrake, but on other distros you get a file ( e.g. /etc/serial.conf ) where you can uncomment ttyS0 and get minicom running.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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If there is a serial.conf file I can't find it. Any other ideas?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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Just type serial.conf in the find files tool.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:03 PM   #5
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I did. Came up empty. Maybe thats the problem?
 
  


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