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Unable to open the tty

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KaZ
2007-09-11
2013-04-22
  • KaZ
    KaZ
    2007-09-11

    Hi,

    whenever I try to set minicom (minicom -s) to use the correct tty, I get this when exiting minicom:

    "Minicom: cannot open /dev/tty.PL2303-1B1: No such file or directory"

    The /dev/tty.PL2303-1B1 is defintively there:

    ~ $ ls -la /dev/tty.*
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,   6 Sep 11 15:39 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,   4 Sep 11 15:39 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,   2 Sep 11 15:39 /dev/tty.CanoniP90-1
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,  10 Sep 11 16:09 /dev/tty.PL2303-1B1
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,   0 Sep 11 15:39 /dev/tty.modem
    crw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel    9,   8 Sep 11 16:09 /dev/tty.usbserial

    And next time I reopen minicom the setting is gone.

    I tried with ZTerm and it doesn't work either... I also forced the setting (sudo minicom -s), but when starting minicom (sudo minicom), I get the exact same error.

    Any ideas? I have OS X 10.4.10 on a G4. It was working great last week... I'm looking into each thing I installed recently, but so far I didn't find anything.

    Help would be greatly appreciated =)

     
    • KaZ
      KaZ
      2007-09-13

      Ok, stupid me.

      There was a space at the end, or somewhere. You have to delete *every* space (use the right and left arrows to be sure there is nothing left), and then type the path to the tty. Using "strict vt100 keypad behavior" can help I think.