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Re: serial console cable specs

To: Mike Shaver <>
Subject: Re: serial console cable specs
From: Alistair Lambie <>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 08:43:05 +1300
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Mike Shaver wrote:
> I have it set to 9600 N81, and I set console to d2, and I can see the
> system menu when the machine boots.  But I can't type anything at it.
> This is making it quite difficult to do anything with my machine, so I'm
> going to go get another cable.

I have found some terminals (assuming that is what you are using) that
require either DSR or CTS before they will transmit anything even with
flow control off.

Cheers, Alistair

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