Subject: Re: uVAX II / serial console
To: emanuel stiebler <>
From: Greg Ingram <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/17/1999 11:51:41
On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, emanuel stiebler wrote:

> >I'm afraid I'm beginning to believe that my problem with the serial
> >console on this uVAX II is more than just cabling.  I've got the transmit,
> >receive and ground lines tied together and, still, data goes from the VAX
> >to my (PC) terminal, but nothing goes back to the VAX.
> >
> >Any last suggestions before this beast turns into a doorstop?
> Which comm paramter you use ? (baud, parity, start, stop bits, ...)

> Most of the "PC" programs simply ignore all parity errors, so you see what
> comes in, but the uVAX ignore the characters.
> The result: it seems ok, but it isn't ;-))
> You have any REAL terminal to check it out ?

Er, yes.  Hold on...  [ time passes ]  Yikes!  It works!
> BTW, don't trust your "PC" programs. 

Hmm... cu always _seemed_ trustworthy before.  I'll store this in the
"Always Suspect the PC First" file.

> Many times I run into a bug, that you
> think you changed the comm parameter, but you have to exit the application
> and enter again to be sure. (so far to the nice world of cut&paste ;-())
> cheers & have fun,
> emanuel

Thanks, now the real headaches begin!

- Greg