Minicom + Procurve switch

Grzegorz Witkowski geslinux at
Wed May 4 19:40:40 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 15:18 -0400, cliff here wrote:
> 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
> VT102.
> 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
> minicom.
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You did not say anything about boud rate and flow control.
They are very important. Typically you set flow control to none when
connecting to switches. Check documentation of your switch for baud
rate. Usually it's 9600, but some switches may have 115200 default.
If those are incorrect, you may see connection problems.

Hope this will help.

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