Re: dial up connection
On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 08:49:25PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 10:28:16PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > Andrew Sackville-West writes:
> > > okay, I'll buy that, but then what's dialout for?
> > You need to be in "dialout" to run programs such as Minicom that connect to
> > serial ports. The names "dip" and "dialout" are of historic significance
> > only.
> what perfect timing on this information as I set off to try and link
> up an old laptop to a desktop with a null-modem serial cable ;)
I've done that and its really quite simple and the speed's not bad
either. Just ensure that you have the options set up correctly for the
wires in your cable (e.g. modem vs local).