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Old 11-03-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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How to use minicom as serial terminal (no modem)

Can someone please help me use minicom to establish a serial connection via a "null modem" cable. No modems are involved here, so I am not quite sure how to "make it go". That is, there is no modem to "initialize".

Minicom is always "offline" according to the status bar at the bottom of the screen. How do I go "online", or otherwise begin listening to what is happening on the serial cable???

I know my serial cable is good, as I can re-direct the output of the computer with minicom to the other computer:
$ ls > /dev/ttyS0
and of course I see the output on the other terminal.

But once I start minicom, it is just waiting in offline mode, and never recieves anything from the other system.


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Old 02-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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I have got similar problems with my minicom and i need some expert to reply ASAP -


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