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Re: How to Send BREAK signal from Minicom to Ultra5?

On Thursday 06 March 2008, beeej wrote:
> Hi, I am attempting to gain console access to my Ultra5/ttyb from
> Ubunutu/Minicom.
> I have connected from my Desktop USB --> USB converter --> Serial
> Cable --> Null Modem --> Ultra5/ttyb.

Do you have a real serial port on that machine?  Get USB out of the equation.  
I have a serial cable+null modem connected to ttya on a Sunfire280r, blade100 
and an ultra enterprise2 and ctrl+a+f always works.


> With bps settings of 9600 8N1, I can successfully see the Solaris
> Output from Minicom.
> However, I cannot send a BREAK signal to the Ultra5 to reach the OK
> prompt.
> I have tried Ctrl-A F as Minicom sugegsts, but this does not work.
> I notice there are a number of people who have had this problem but I
> cannot find a solution!
> Secondly, Im not sure if my input-device is setup correctly.  At every
> key stroke I hit during the bootup of Solaris, the console responds
> with what looks like a carriage return.  I do not see any letters I
> type on the console.
> Even once Solaris is booted up at the Login prompt, When I attempt to
> enter a username, the console returns what looks like a carriage
> return at every key I hit.
> Both input/output-device at the OpenBoot is set to ttyb and all other
> settings are as Default.
> Any Help Much Appreciated!!
> Beej.

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