RE: [uCsimm] minicom upload takes forever

From: Thomas Peter-apt090 (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 16:52:25 EDT

It's <CTRL>a to get the menu for me. Try that too.

Peter Thomas

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan McDonald []
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [uCsimm] minicom upload takes forever

> Richard Sevenich <> said:
> > This info may be available in the mail archive, but its links remain
> > unusable. So I am bugging the list itself.
> >
> > I am uploading a new image into the uCsimm module via the serial port
> > via minicom. I changed the speed to 'fast' at the bootloader prompt and
> > then adjusted minicom to that same speed and started the upload. The
> > terminal emulator window dutifully starts putting C's to the screen,
> > maybe one C each 3 seconds. How many bytes does a single C represent? At
> > rate, the upload seems to take forever (or slightly longer). Any
> > hints/advice?
> Sure... Now send the file over (the Cs are saying "send the first block").
> Hit <ALT>S and select XMODEM send.

Actually, it's <ALT>a, then s, to send.

I had a similar problem on my workstation. It turns out it was because
minicom was trying to use 'sx' to send the file, when 'sx' was a parser
tool instead. So, i had to set minicom to use 'sz -X' . Press <ALT>a, o,
then choose 'file transfer protocol' and change the XMODEM program to
'/usr/bin/sz -X'

Hope that helps.

> >
> > TIA,
> > Sev
> >

Ryan McDonald
Lineo Inc. (Toronto)

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