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Old 07-18-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Use linux box as an RS232 terminal? (n00b question)


'evening all!

Here's the situation: I have the serial console port of a managed switch (Networx BaseSwitch 2401F) connected to a serial port on my computer.
Here's the question: How do I get to the switch console?

I'm sure this is *ULTRA-SIMPLE* but it's a first for me...

TIA
 
Old 07-18-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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It isn't very difficult to find if you ever learn how to google.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/minicom/
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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Since I find minicom a bit of a pain to configure I prefer the Serial Terminal Linux floppy.
Boots straight into a working serial connection.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Ooh! l33t!

Thanks for your help, after brushing up on my Googling skills I found Komport, a KDE serial terminal:

http://komport.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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