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Old 03-14-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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hello everyone,

i'm new to fedora and also new to Linux too. i'm using lenovo SL410 which is not provisioned for serial port. now i want to configure cisco router via serial-usb(Z-TEK) converter, for that i have installed minicom and still i'm not able to connect to router. do i need to install driver for converter that i'm using?? help... thank you in advance..

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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You probably don't need any special driver for the serial converter, most will work out of the box. Has the USB serial device node been created? There should be a file along the lines of /dev/ttyUSB0 created after you plug in the device, and you can also check the output of the kernel with a command line "dmesg | tail".

Assuming that the adapter is working, you need to configure minicom to use /dev/ttyUSB0 (again, assuming this is correct for your system), and set the rest of the parameters however the Cisco device expects.

What is the exact problem you are having now? Is there an error? Garbled text?
Old 03-14-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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thank you, it worked, i changed few things in minicom setup file,like
Serial Device : /dev/ttyUSB0
Hardware Flow Control : No

just did that much and it worked...thanks for your tips...


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