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Re: Getting started via serial line connection

On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Jean-Paul Blaquiere wrote:

> > There is no graphics card in the machine and I have to connect via
> > serial line.  I found a searial cable which I used to connect a laptop
> > with a desktop years ago and adapted it via gender-changer and
> > 25pin to 9 pin adapter to a Linux laptop.  There I started minicom.
> > 
> the cable has to be a null modem.  the gender bender you've got there might be
> doing interesting things to the wires.  Simplest method (which i have used
> successfully many times with both alphas and suns) is the 3 wire cable.
> tx<-->rx, rx<--> and ground<-->ground :)
> 9600,8,1,n IIRC. (9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, one stop bit)
Thanks, got it working with seyon.  Now I have to search for the 
documentation for a valid password of the default installation :).

Kind regards


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