Serial Console

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quick'n dirty howto:

connect to a serial-console device e.g. router/switch using the programm minicom, linux

1) have a look in the output of dmesg | grep tty

[     ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[     serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
[    ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[    ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A

2) start the program "minicom"

3) enter the menu ctrl-A-o

4) change the settings of the serical port

example:

    | A - Serieller Anschluss      : /dev/ttyS0                             |
    | B - Pfad zur Lockdatei       : /var/lock                              |
    | C - Programm zur Rufannahme  :                                        |
    | D - Programm zum Wählen      :                                        |   
    | E - Bps/Par/Bits             : 9600 8N1                               |   
    | F - Hardware Flow Control    : Ja                                     |   
    | G - Software Flow Control    : Nein 

5) press ESC and enter settings for Modem and Dialup

6) change Modem Initialisation to : ~^M~

  (simply remove the:  A - Modem-Initialisierung ~^M~AT S7=45 S0=0 L1 V1 X4 &c1 E1 Q0^M  )

7) press ESC and save your settings as "dfl"

8) press CTRL-A-x to exit mincom, and start it again, it sould show status "online"