Re: [uCsimm] All this talk about serial pinouts...

From: Terry Carlin (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 20:57:05 EDT

Thanks to a message from Tom Walsh, I figured it out. You just need a
straight thru cable. No null modem cable. I spend most of the afternoon
today trying to get my uCgardner/uCsimm talking.
Once I just used the straight thru cable, hooked up to minicom, everything
just worked.


Thanks Tom!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Ratcliffe" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 11:45 AM
Subject: [uCsimm] All this talk about serial pinouts...

> ... has me wondering...
> I have built my uCgardener, the voltage is getting where it needs to go
> SIMM-wise, the Ethernet LEDs I soldered to the SIMM register a connection
> and some network traffic, yet I can not get so much as a peep out of the
> thing through a null-modem cable. I'm starting to suspect that you don't
> use a null modem cable with this thing (yet another tid bit that I'm
> problems finding documentation for -- I'm considering starting a FAQ).
> Eeesh... Without the serial connection, the uCsimm is basically just
> pretty to look at... Sorta...
> I couldn't find anything in 4 or 5 of the archived chunks o' mail list
> messages that shed light on this either.
> Any takers? If this thing is supposed to use null-modem cables, I'm open
> to hearing what kinds of tests I can run to check what's coming out of the
> serial port. I have an old Fluke 27 DMM w/ no documentation, but lack o'
> docs has never stopped me before. :)
> Thanks for any information any of you can provide!
> --
> | (o)(o) Erik Ratcliffe, Caldera Systems |
> | \oo/ |
> | =\/= |
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