|Summary:||minicom won't connect to mgetty over nullmodem cable|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Wouter Liefting <liefting>|
|Component:||minicom||Assignee:||Eido Inoue <havill>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-22 17:36:52 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Wouter Liefting 2002-11-18 14:52:16 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U) Description of problem: Minicom won't connect to mgetty over a nullmodem cable. This used to work under 7.3. There are other bugs as well: with LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and LANG=C minicom won't always recognise Ctrl-A to get into the menu, and after running minicom, I need to reset my terminal with reset. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install a Red Hat 8.0 with mgetty and run mgetty on the serial port (in /etc/inittab: s1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mgetty -r ttyS0) 2. Install another Red Hat 8.0 and connect both with a (known working) null-modem cable 3. Start minicom. Set serial port options to 38400 8N1, and disable Init and Reset strings. Actual Results: Should show a login prompt and behave correctly w/ regards to keyboard input Expected Results: Does not show a login prompt. Ctrl-A works only occasionally. Afterwards the terminal is in a "echo off" state and needs a "reset" to work properly. Additional info: I have tried this under LANG=en_US.UTF=8 and LANG=C. No difference. I have also downgraded to the minicom supplied with Red Hat 7.3. No difference either. I suspect it's got to do with the change of locale from iso<something> to UTF-8, but can't confirm this.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-20 16:15:22 UTC
Run minicom with LANG=en_US Most likely it is not UTF-8 aware
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-20 16:18:25 UTC
Does the above work for you?
Comment 3 Wouter Liefting 2002-11-26 09:52:02 UTC
I couldn't reproduce the exact error. Both with and without LANG=en_US minicom works fine - well, at least it connects properly. I think I did something wrong the first time. In an xterm (GNOME terminal) minicom now works OK, but on a VT, the borders around the menus don't show up. So there *IS* a problem related to the terminal, but it is not as severe as I thought. Running minicom in an xterm is good enough for me. AFAIC, the bug can be closed.
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2003-01-22 17:36:52 UTC
minicom has some problems regarding drawing boxes with ncurses, which should be fixed with an ncurses upgrade. I was, however, able to use Ctrl-A and connect.