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Old 11-12-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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break sequence for minicom to sun server?

Hi Guys,
I'm running minicom (redhat) to gain output from serial A port.
However I am unable to send a break to the server
I try 2 break sequences.
<cntrl> A + F -- 'sending break' window pops up for a brief moment, however the machine keeps booting (break not registered)

I've also read on some articles to try <cntl> A x 2 whilst the machine is booting.

I've tried both with no luck. The machine doesn't break to OBP, it continues to boot the OS.

Has anyone been able to successfully send a break through minicom?

Old 11-13-2003, 11:54 AM   #2
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I'd like to know also. I think my situation is similar. I discovered minicom on Red Hat 9 and am starting to use it to access a Nokia VPN210 running CheckPoint NG through the serial port and once in, can't get out. Ctrl- sequences just go to the connected session, not to minicom. I've just been opening another terminal and killing the minicom process.
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Try <ctrl>+<alt-gr>+]
'send break'

I don't know if this works on US-Keyoards (we have swiss-german).
But it has to be a "]" I think.
Old 11-14-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
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You are send CTRL-A then F correct? You could also try send the break by going to the main minicom menu first.

Is the hardware set to ignore the break when it's sent? Check the value of ttya-rta-dtr-off in nvram.
Old 11-17-2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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Ok... I discovered that, while running minicom in a terminal, Ctrl-A pops up the little status bar at the bottom.
Then hitting Z brings up a menu.
There I can hit X to exit.

'send break' is F . Not sure if that helps chozzie, but maybe.


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