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Serial Ports

Postby dkimbrel on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:38 pm

I have Dell D610 running a ham program called fldigi and flrig. The programs work okay in Mint 10, 11, and 12. In Debian Mint the programs cannot find the serial port ttyS0. running the dmesg | grep ttyS0 I see the following:
serial 8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A.
Tried to configure the serial ports with minicom however, the program is unable to locate the serial port.
If anyone has some insight to this, the information would be welcome.
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Re: Serial Ports

Postby xenopeek on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:51 pm

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Re: Serial Ports [fixed]

Postby mstombs on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:48 pm

Have same problem in Debian Mint,

Linux mint64 3.0.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 02:24:44 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

serial ports work fine in windoze or recent Ubuntu (which has unusable desktop!), but when booted into Debian Mint PuTTy can't open the serial port (any)

This PC has a motherboard serial plus an extra couple with PCI multifunction parallel plus dual serial

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mint64 ~ $ dmesg |grep tty
[    0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
[    2.027027] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[    2.208606] 00:0b: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[    6.808425] 0000:05:00.0: ttyS1 at I/O 0xec00 (irq = 16) is a 16550A
[    6.844281] 0000:05:00.0: ttyS2 at I/O 0xe880 (irq = 16) is a 16550A

and the fix is to add the current user to the "dialout" group

Its a permissions problem, putty does work if started from the command line with "sudo putty"
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Re: Serial Ports

Postby das_geisterbild on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:43 pm

I am currently running Mint 16 64 bit. This is exactly what I did to make this work for me.

CLI as follows:

sudo apt-get install putty

dmesg |grep tty

sudo apt-get install setserial ttyUSB0 (if this is your serial port).

sudo putty --- or right click putty and "Run as Administrator"

This is currently working for me. I have been able to console into CISCO routers and Juniper Firewalls.
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Re: Serial Ports

Postby karlchen on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:06 am

Note, please, das_geisterbild.
what works for you on Linut Mint 16 (Ubuntu based) may or may not work unmodified on LMDE as well.
Note, too, please, that as a rule adding a new post to a thread that has not been touched for 2 years does not make too much sense.

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