Summery:Configuring vt320 serial terminal on Ultra2 box

From: Fayez Aboulchaar (
Date: Tue May 05 1998 - 14:28:26 CDT

Thanks to all who replied.

The solution was:

run the cmd "eeprom". Below are the relevant entries from my Ultra1

which has a Sun monitor/kbd, not a terminal:

output-device=screen (make this ttya)

input-device=keyboard (make this ttya)

ttya-rts-dtr-off=false (make this true)

ttya-ignore-cd=false (make this true)

ttya-mode=9600,8,n,1,- (this is 9600bps, 8N1)

It sounds as if you have the right cable.

If you have answerbook loaded, this info can be found (tho you need

to dig to find it) in the OpenBoot Command Reference Manual, Setting

Configuration Variables. Or, do an answerbook (or

search on "serial console".

..Celeste Stokely, Unix System Administration Consultant

Stokely Consulting, 211 Thompson Square, Mountain View CA 94043 - Voice: 650.967.6898 - FAX: 650.967.0160 - Home of Unix Serial Port & Sysadm Resources


With one catch the serial terminal cable should straight through and not
cross wired.


Fayez Aboulchaar
Systems Administrator, Marinbridge Corporation
Phone: 613-236-4164 Ext:281
Fax : 613-236-2481

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