[arch-general] Serial To USB Adapter

Snarkout snarkout at linuxfortherestofus.com
Thu Apr 1 09:11:46 EDT 2010

My experience has been that minicom is the best emulator for interfacing 
with serial devices.  I have tried as many as I could get my hands on, 
too, FWIW ($DAYJOB = noc monkey).  IME, If you ever have a large config 
you need to drop on a device (or even not-so-large) most others fail in 
various ways.  5 AM at the collo with a dead core router is a lousy time 
to find out that your *com of choice requires dropping 20 lines at a 
time or it starts barfing, and you have a 2000 line config that needs 
dropping.  JME - others may disagree.

On 03/31/2010 12:17 PM, Carlos Mennens wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Thomas Jost<schnouki at schnouki.net>  wrote:
>> Otherwise, you can just use GNU screen ("screen /dev/ttyUSB0", or
>> gtkterm. I've used both of them with a USB to serial adapter and I could
>> connect to Cisco switches without any problem.
> I just installed gtkterm and it worked perfect. My only problem is I
> can't copy / paste from the program. Is there a way I can copy text to
> my clipboard and paste them in a test editor? This is super annoying
> when I am trying to take notes on things I am doing...

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