Console Client? Putty's not up to scratch..

Erik Christiansen dvalin at
Tue Nov 25 10:25:30 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:31:58AM +0200, Christopher J Combrink wrote:
> (I've tried Minicom with no success as I'm using a USB to Serial
> converter. 
> I have run a tail and the 'serial' is set to ttyUSB0 as it should be -
> still no magic).
> Any help would be much appreciated =]

Minicom has served me well for many years. It will, however, fail to
talk to some USB converters. I had trouble with a:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port

If putty still doesn't scrub up, it would be handy to try another USB to
Serial converter.

Alternatively, there's ckermit. You have to build it from source, but
that takes only a moment. Yodel if it's of interest.


If at first you don't succeed, try again.
Then Quit. No use being a damn fool about it.              - W.C. Fields

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