Software >> OS >> Unix >> Linux >>  How to set up console (terminal) access on COM1 or COM2 serial port on a PC hardware

Example for RedHat 7.2 ====================== 1. On the linux host add the following entry to /etc/inittab dt1:345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 ttyS0 vt100 dt2:345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 ttyS1 vt100 note uppercase S in ttyS1. where ttyS0 => COM1 9600 => is the line speed vt100 => is the terminal type 2. Reload inittab by # telinit q 3. On the PC, start the terminal emulation software and set it to connect at 9600 8N1 to COM1 using null modem (direct cable connection)