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petya
Hi all!

I have switched to oz/opie from cacko, and I want to use my c760 as a serial terminal. Under cacko, it worked. I installed microcom, it probes devices /dev/ttyS0..2, but without success. When i try microcom -D/dev/ttySA0, it says cannot open device.

Is minicom available for opie? Or can I build a package from it?
Hrw
vi /etc/inittab and comment line which run getty on serial port
abject
QUOTE(Hrw @ Sep 6 2005, 10:56 AM)
vi /etc/inittab and comment line which run getty on serial port
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Very timely! I was just getting ready to fire up my AIRCable and try it with my new BT GPS. Sorry to be so thick... I see two places in my (Hentges-Collie-3.5.3-Opie) /etc/inittab where getty is (might be) run:
CODE
...
l6:6:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 6
# Normally not reached, but fallthrough in case of emergency.
z6:6:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS0
# /sbin/getty invocations for the runlevels.
#
# The "id" field MUST be the same as the last
# characters of the device (after "tty").
#
# Format:
#  <id>:<runlevels>:<action>:<process>
#
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
# 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
...

Do you mean comment out this line:
CODE
S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS0


Thanks for your help!

Oh!... And reboot, after?
Hrw
that line and reboot
abject
Worked like charm. Thanks again, hrw.

Dumped microcom - it has zero documentation beyond "-h". picocom is the (well-documented) bomb.

Now... what GPS application to fool with....

- Larry.
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