[rescue] Connecting to serial ports...
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Apr 14 18:11:32 CDT 2006
On Fri, 14 Apr 2006, Robert Brooke Gravitt wrote:
> I used to have a pre-compiled binary of a serial port comm tool (the
> name escapes me) that Dave McGuire gave me, for connecting to serial
> ports from a Mac OS X box, through a USB/serial adapter.
Is it a GUI tool or a command-line widget? I used minicom (a
command-like widget that pretends to be Telix) for a long time before I
found C-Kermit. C-Kermit isn't as friendly, initially, but it seems to work
a lot better, and it Just Works under OSX.
You can get it here:
1) The tarball explodes into $PWD.
2) There's no install-rule in the Makefile
3) The resulting binary is called "wermit" for reasons that were
probably funny to someone a long time ago, but frustrate everyone
> I'm using a Keyspan serial adapter.
If you're not running the 2.x drivers, upgrade. You'll be in for a real
treat, as it'll now have a sane device name instead of something like
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