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Re: LEDs on a Sheevaplug

On Feb 14, 2011, at 6:39 AM, Lluís Batlle i Rossell wrote:

Anyway... Is there a serial program you could recommend that is
known to work without sending garbage (preferably in Ubuntu's
repos)? Just to rule out this possible source of interference.

I use 'cu', from uucp. I imagine it has a package in ubuntu.

I also use cu when I can. It's an old BellLabs UNIX program (though it may have been re-written for license reasons when it made the transition to BSD and GNU). As such, it's in the old BellLabs UNIX spirit -- now sadly in decline -- of doing one thing and doing it well, with an absolute minimum of bells and whistles.

The nice thing about cu is that it just connects the serial line at the specified baud rate and parity to your standard-in/-out, nothing more -- no attempts to dial a modem that may or may not exist, no guessing at baud rates, no bells, no whistles.

If anybody knows what command-line-options/configuration-file-fiddles to use to make minicom do the same thing (i.e. "nothing") I'd be grateful for a pointer.



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