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Old 11-07-2005, 01:06 AM   #1 (Print)
Deeva_lee
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SA series 1 Serial Port

I am having problems with teh Serial to computer connection.
I have the null modem attached and when it try to set the computer up to read that port as the modem, it wont let me see it.. I am at a loss.
I am using XP home.
I have disabled my computers modem.
When i select the comp to comp selection an click next, i see no ports listed and only have the option to view ports listed, and cant select "all ports"

Not sure what to do next

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Old 11-08-2005, 02:08 PM   #2 (Print)
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I guess you'll have to tell us what you want to do with the serial port.

If you are looking just for a bash prompt, you need to add this line:
/bin/bash --login < /dev/ttyS3 >& /dev/ttyS3 &

to either rc.sysinit or rc.sysinit.author (don't forget to chmod 755 it after you are done!)

Then you will need a cable that connects the mini-stereo serial port to your computers serial port. I did this this weekend by connecting the tip to Pin 2, the Ring gets connected to Pin 3, and the Shield to Pin 5 on a db9 plug

Then, using Hyperterm, I set the Serial port to connect at 9600, 8, N, 1, No flow control. Voila! A serial console.

HTH,

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Old 11-09-2005, 09:56 PM   #3 (Print)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bushman4
I guess you'll have to tell us what you want to do with the serial port.

If you are looking just for a bash prompt, you need to add this line:
/bin/bash --login < /dev/ttyS3 >& /dev/ttyS3 &

to either rc.sysinit or rc.sysinit.author (don't forget to chmod 755 it after you are done!)

Then you will need a cable that connects the mini-stereo serial port to your computers serial port. I did this this weekend by connecting the tip to Pin 2, the Ring gets connected to Pin 3, and the Shield to Pin 5 on a db9 plug

Then, using Hyperterm, I set the Serial port to connect at 9600, 8, N, 1, No flow control. Voila! A serial console.

HTH,

Bushman

Wow, maybe i am in over my head.
I used the serial jack on teh back of my Series one to the null modem. Null modem to my cmputer. I jsut want to be able to dial in and get guides..
I ditn realize i woudl have to do any real hacking of the program other than changing the dialing prefs..

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Old 11-10-2005, 01:26 PM   #4 (Print)
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:28 PM   #5 (Print)
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I guess my real problem is that i cant get mycomputer to recognize the null modem.

so confused.

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Old 12-02-2005, 02:41 PM   #6 (Print)
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Would the instruction line you provided here work for a Hughes GXCEBOT Series 1 DTIVO to get console access? Software version 3.1
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