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Re: [SLE] how-to connect to Cisco Router ?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 13:04:19 -0400
  • Message-id: <44300413.8070001@xxxxxxxxxx>
Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> Hi all !
> I'm running SUSE Linux 10.0, x86.
> How to connect my machine's serail (COM1) to Cisco Router using
> router's "console" port ?
> I know the cabling, and under Windows (any version) I use
> HyperTerminal to connect to COM1, and it works, but how to do so under
> SUSE Linux ?
> KDE Konsole, which is a terminal emulator, is capable of connecting to
> COM1? or I need other software ?
> any recommendations ?

You need minicom, which is a terminal emulator that talks to serial ports.

The Konqueror sort of "terminal emulator" is comparable to sitting at
the keyboard and text monitor of a non-graphical interface. It does not
talk to serial ports.

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