[rescue] Anyone ever use an LX for ppp?

Clayton Wheeler csw at thirdshoe.net
Fri Apr 4 14:35:46 CST 2003

I have an LX running OpenBSD, and though I haven't used a modem on it, 
I do have a Wyse serial terminal attached as a console. At terminal 
speeds over 2400 baud, I get garbage characters and missed characters, 
especially when hitting Return in the shell. I've played with OpenBSD 
terminal driver settings and the terminal settings to no avail, and I 
see the same thing when I hook it up to another machine with a 
null-modem cable, so I think it just has crappy serial ports. Perhaps 
you're seeing the same thing? Have you tried operating the modem at 
2400 baud (groan)?

P.S. If there is some Infamous LX Serial Console Trick I'm missing, 
please let me know!

On Thursday, April 3, 2003, at 05:44 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> I have a Sparcstation LX running OpenBSD 3.0, which I'm trying to make
> into a dial-on-demand PPP box and pf/NAT firewall.  There's just one
> problem ....  it doesn't seem to want to talk to the modem.  There's
> some kind of communication problem.  If I send an ATZ to ttya or cuaa, 
> I
> get the expected light pattern on the modem (a USR Courier V.Everything
> external), but the command never returns.
> Has anyone else run into any problems connecting a regular serial modem
> to an LX?  Is there anything I need to know?
Clayton Wheeler
csw at thirdshoe.net

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