Minicom + Procurve switch

cliff here c4ifford at
Wed May 4 19:18:47 UTC 2011

Good afternoon list compatriots;

Having a weird issue using minicom to connect a  2400 series Procurve
switch.  I am using 8N1 and I start by leaving minicom listening and then
reboot the switch.

Switch comes up and I see it's ROM decompress and post,  then asks me to hit
enter twice to confirm speed test. However minicom doesn't seem to be
responding to any keystrokes.  I believe the terminal emulation is set to

The other item that seems odd is that even though I can see output from the
switch minicom still says 'offline'

I know my settings are correct since I've used hyperterm to get it working
before, I'm assuming I just am not understanding a setting or behavior of

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