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Re: [SLE] Not SUSE-related - serial port on a Compaq 8-port SAN-switch?
  • From: Mike <kenziem@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 23:57:58 -0400
  • Message-id: <200607192357.58347.kenziem@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 19 July 2006 4:21 pm, Per Jessen wrote:
> All,
> I'm trying to connect to a Compaq StorageWorks SAN Switch 8 over the
> serial port, that is using a null-modem cable. And I'm not getting
> anywhere. I use minicom on the host system, have tried all the
> baudrates, played with hardware and software flowcontrol, but I'm just
> not getting anything from the switch.

Does the port work with other serial devices?
Check that it hasn't been disabled in the BIOS?
Do you have a breakout box so you can test the port and cable?
Are you sure it needs a null-modem?
Do you get anything on your screen?
Do you see any response on the switch?

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