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    Does SuSE have a terminual emulator that can work with a serial port?

    Ted

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    On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:27:32 GMT
    Ted Miglautsch <theo@migmar.com> wrote:

    > Does SuSE have a terminual emulator that can work with a serial port?
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    > Ted

    Hi
    Try minicom.

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    Malcolm wrote:
    > On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:27:32 GMT
    > Ted Miglautsch <theo@migmar.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Does SuSE have a terminual emulator that can work with a serial port?
    >>
    >> Ted

    > Hi
    > Try minicom.
    >

    Is there nothing that runs in GNOME?

    I looked at minicom but it seemed rather complicated to just type in a
    few commands to a serial control.

    Ted

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    Search between these: Gentoo-Portage - Browse net-dialup
    But cutecom, gtkterm, komport... looks like there is no graphical minicom apps still mantained.

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    On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 19:09:32 GMT
    Ted Miglautsch <theo@migmar.com> wrote:

    >Is there nothing that runs in GNOME?
    >
    >I looked at minicom but it seemed rather complicated to just type in a
    >few commands to a serial control.
    >


    'seyon' is what you want. It should be in YaST if you search (I'm not
    on 11 right now, but it shows up in 10.3). If not, you can get it here:

    ftp.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/oss/suse/i586/seyon-2.20c-1089.1.i586.rpm


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    >> Is there nothing that runs in GNOME?
    >>
    >> I looked at minicom but it seemed rather complicated to just type in a
    >> few commands to a serial control.
    >>

    >
    > 'seyon' is what you want. It should be in YaST if you search (I'm not
    > on 11 right now, but it shows up in 10.3). If not, you can get it here:
    >

    Both minicom and seyon get upset and quit because they do not see a
    modem. This computer does not have a modem. It has a serial port
    connected to another serial device I am trying to communicate with. It
    is a direct serial connection.

    Ted

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    Have you tried Putty?

    I haven't looked at the version that runs on *NIX, but the latest versions that run on Windows include a Terminal emulator (that can communicate through serial ports)

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmigs View Post
    Both minicom and seyon get upset and quit because they do not see a
    modem. This computer does not have a modem. It has a serial port
    connected to another serial device I am trying to communicate with. It
    is a direct serial connection.

    Ted
    I'd had no problems using minicom with a serial device that's not a modem. All you have to do is disable the init strings and that modem stuff. Another possible reason you may not be able to connect is that you have not arranged for the hardware handshake lines to be active or at least looped back to an active output. Things like DCD, CTS, RTS, stuff I haven't touched for a while.

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    Kevin Nathan NNTP User

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    On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 04:53:53 GMT
    Ted Miglautsch <theo@migmar.com> wrote:

    >Both minicom and seyon get upset and quit because they do not see a
    >modem. This computer does not have a modem. It has a serial port
    >connected to another serial device I am trying to communicate with. It
    >is a direct serial connection.


    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used minicom to setup
    Link and Wyse dumb terminals, no modem anywhere in sight. How did I do
    it? Truthfully, I no longer have a clue! :-) But I *do* know it is in
    the setup. If you do some searching, on the web and in man/info files,
    you should be able to find what you need.

    I'm a little too busy currently to get back into that, having no
    pressing need right now to do so, but I could look at it later this
    week when I come back from the mountains (going to do some high
    altitude camping to 'recharge'). If you can't find the info, leave a
    msg here and I will try later this week . . .


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