05-06-2014 09:03 AM
I have bought a "Cisco" serial cable and a DB9 to USB adapter cable. I use my Debian box and minicom to connect to the ERL with these settings:
cat /etc/minicom/minirc.dfl # Machine-generated file - use "minicom -s" to change parameters. pu baudrate 115200 pu bits 8 pu parity N pu stopbits 1
When I launch a session, the ERL is responding but that's what I got.
I tried to change the character encoding to no avail. Can someone share a working minicom config file?
05-06-2014 09:24 AM
Is by any chance your USB-RS232 adapter Prolific? They are making alot of problems and it might be your problem too. Get FTDI or ST lab next time. It's more expensive but they work well out of the box.
05-06-2014 10:02 AM - edited 05-07-2014 03:36 AM
I don't kwow what's the product name. I bought it from Ebay from a chinese company. lsusb sees it as QinHeng Electronics HL-340 USB-Serial adapter.
05-06-2014 10:26 AM
Your settings match mine, I suspect it is the USB converter causing the problem. I gave up on them after a couple failures and am using a real serial port now. Just booting PiTux Linux to get a copy of minicom 2.1 up on my old laptop.
One of these PC Cards might do the trick cheaply if you are using a laptop, lots of PCI and PCIe card options under $20 for desktops too:
05-06-2014 10:59 AM
Thanks for your replies. I will stay on the USB adapter as I might one day have a laptop with no pcmcia interface.
Just ordered this STLab dongle:
Hopefully with beter luck.
05-20-2014 04:16 AM - edited 05-20-2014 04:50 AM
I received the STLab dongle and I there is a slight improvement. I can see message coming from the console port but now it's my keyboard that is unresponsive.
I am using Debian stable and its minicom package version 2.6.1.
Any idea? Driver? Minicom config (same as posted above)?
05-20-2014 04:49 AM - edited 05-20-2014 04:54 AM
That did it. Thanks.
For further reference, here is the minicom config file that works:
# cat /etc/minicom/minirc.dfl # Fichier généré automatiquement - utilisez « minicom -s » # pour changer les paramètres pu port /dev/ttyUSB0 pu baudrate 115200 pu bits 8 pu parity N pu stopbits 1 pu rtscts No
pu xonxoff No