console cable to access switches

Mark Haney mhaney at
Mon Nov 12 16:07:29 UTC 2007

john matijevic wrote:
> Hey Mark,
> thanks again for your assistance Ok:
> here is the output:
> dmseg | grep tty
> console [tty0] enabled
> usb 5-1:pl2303 converter now attatched to ttyUSB0
> it looks like it recognizes it so I dont have to do anything,
> been a while since i use linux and i love it already, just need to 
> help me get this working, i appreciate it,
> how do i enable the emulator, i have the console cable hooked up to 
> the switch, how do i start the emulator from the command line or gui .
> Thanks,
> John
Well, you know the device is on ttyUSB0, so it should be a matter of 
firing up minicom and configuring it to use ttyUSB0 for the correct 
settings for the device (I think for Cisco it's 9600,8N1).

Mark Haney
Sr. Systems Administrator	
ERC Broadband

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