Re: serial port and external modem
Thanks for the reply but this doesn't work on our Sparc 5. I'm
using minicom to communicate with the modem, when I hook it up
to intel box running Slink I get the familiar OK prompt.
On the Sparc when I hook it up to port "A" and choose any of the
/dev/ttyS0 to /dev/ttyS3 and sent the modem initialization string I see
some of the light blinking on the modem but I don't get an OK prompt.
Port "B" seems to be dead, not responses from the modem.
The funny thing is that for all the ttyS* I get the same behaviour and
that doesn't sound right.
On Wed, Jul 21, 1999 at 08:36:01AM -0400, Pento, Mike wrote:
> This is going to sound insane but ...
> I have a SPARC IPC, I had the same trouble and found that on my
> machine, cua0 corresponds to port "B" on the back of the cpu. I have mine on
> the net with a 33.6 modem and it works great. I haven't messed with the
> other port yet, I have no idea what that it.
> Michael J. Pento
> TAC Worldwide Companies
> PC Services - IC Analyst
> (617)-969-3100 ext. 374
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: L Bijlsma [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 8:33 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: serial port and external modem
> > All,
> > We've got a Sun Sparc 5 sitting around and we've installed slink on it. So
> > far
> > so good. We'd like to hook up an external modem to one of the serial ports
> > (back side of Sparc has two serial ports, A and B). I've tried it but
> > couldn't get it to work.
> > During bootup the configuration of the serial ports fails but according
> > to earlier posts on the mailing list it doesn't affect whether
> > the serial ports work or not.
> > setserial reports an unknown uart type and on intel boxes this means
> > trouble so it this also true for Sparc boxes?
> > Any help is appreciated,
> > Lolke Bijlsma
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