serial connections to embedded targets

Bill Gatliff bgat at
Sun Aug 24 01:19:05 UTC 2003


I always use minicom.  Never tried to do it with xterm, in fact.


Chris Caudle wrote:

>This is a little sideways to direct RTEMS topics, but does anyone on the 
>list know how to connect an xterm (or similar KDE or Gnome terminal 
>program) directly to a serial port?
>My embedded targets typically use a serial port for string output, which I 
>can view using Hyperterm on Windows, or can view by using cat to output 
>the contents of /dev/ttyS0 in Linux.  On Windows, Hyperterm is 
>bidirectional, so I can send commands back to the embedded target, and I 
>would like to be able to do the same thing from an xterm.  It seems it 
>should be simple, but I can't figure out how to get xterm connected to 
>/dev/ttyS0 instead of to a shell process.
>Chris Caudle

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