[rescue] Help with Sun 3/140

Ahmed Ewing aewing at gmail.com
Tue May 22 20:36:48 CDT 2007

On 5/22/07, Earl D. Baugh Jr. <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
> As I'm between jobs (old one ended 5/11, new one starts 5/29) I've
> got some time to finally get to some of those projects in the office,
> and I have finally begun to get my Sun 3/140 tested out (to see what
> boards still work).    I thought I had the old monitor that would allow
> me to directly connect, but it went in a purge a while ago, so I'm
> trying to connect via the serial connection.    I'm a tad rusty with
> what set
> up worked with the Sun 3's.   I rarely connect to Sun's via serial
> port,  and not sure if the 3's used the same configuration as the newer
> Suns.    From what I've Googled, it should be null modem, 9600 8N1 no
> flow control....that right?
> Also, what terminal programs should work, and what needs to be sent
> to get back something readable?   A couple of breaks?

For what it's worth, I use a single saved profile in HyperTerm for
connecting to all my Sun equipment, from Ultras down to Sun-3s.
9600-8-N-1-None does the trick for them all.

Hope that helps,


P.S. Post some pics of that 3/140 somewhere (Flickr?) if you get a
chance... that's one of the less common Sun-3 boxes, and I haven't
seen one yet myself. :-)

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