Thanks for the reply.

I've setup minicom and kermit to use /dev/ttyUSB0, 115200, n8 and no hardware flow control, but the only thing that gets displayed is a random string of  "lucky charms" i.e. diamonds, hearts, clovers, ...

>On 02/07/2010 09:06 PM, Alex Gibson wrote:
>> On 8/02/2010 10:38 AM, Marcel Grenier wrote:
>>> This should be a very basic question.
>>> Everything worked at one time, but I've since upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10.
>>> After I plug in the gumstix kermit and minicom just hangs!
>>> There's no gumstix prompt to login, no messages,  nothing.  Can
>>> anyone point me to place that will walk me through this.  I've tried
>>> everything that <> had to offer
>>> about Kermit and still nothing.  My guess is that Ubuntu 9.10 changed
>>> something! but I haven't a clue.
>> Have you set minicom up for /dev/ttyUSB0 , 115220 n8 and no hardware
>> flow control ?
>115220???? Did you mean 115200?