Subject: Re: serial terminal
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 05/29/2001 20:57:15
On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 09:45:00PM -0500, wrote:
> I'm having some trouble getting a serial terminal connection to
> my i386 netbsd system.  I'm using a TI laptop with Telix connected
> with a null modem cable to tty01 on the netbsd end.  I've edited
> /dev/ttys and made sure everything was in place, and did a 
> ``kill -s HUP 1'' as root to made sure getty fired up on that line.
> Note: I've ruled out hardware malfunction as the same hardware setup
> worked under debian GNU/Linux.   terminal emulation is set to vt100
> on both sides and the same baud rate is being used.  Currently, netbsd
> will echo back what I type on the terminal/laptop, but I'm not presented
> with a login prompt.  I'm sure it's something simple that I forgot to do.
> Ideas? TIA, 

Did you check that you really have a getty running on the serial line ?
A 'fstat /dev/tty01' or 'ps ax|grep getty' should tell you.

Manuel Bouyer <>