I have followed this guide:
And I installed the closed-source Prolific driver (the open source one and the FTDI ones always gave out a AppleUSBCDC error and didn't work both, I suspect it's because this Mac Mini is 64bit?). So now I have both tty.usbserial and cu.usbserial on /dev.
I also tried the .plist file mentioning getty, and getty is running but I can't get the terminal to talk to it. Even echoing something to /dev/tty.usbserial does not make it show up on the terminal.
Maybe it's because the 19200 entry on /etc/gettytab has "g|" behing it? Excerpt:
2|std.9600|9600-baud:\ :np:sp#9600: g|std.19200|19200-baud:\ :np:sp#19200: std.38400|38400-baud:\ :np:sp#38400: std.57600|57600-baud:\ :np:sp#57600: std.115200|115200-baud:\ :np:sp#115200:
Here is the .plist file I was using:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>serialconsole</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/usr/libexec/getty</string> <string>std.19200</string> <string>tty.usbserial</string> </array> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> </dict> </plist>
I also tried using 'cu.usbserial' - still no go. Also, I'm not sure if I need to set some setting on the VT100 to make it work, but I assume it's pretty much plug-n-play. Right? :) If the VT100 does not work at all with USB/serial converters, then I guess there's no point but I don't believe so. The terminal in question is this one:
Thanks for any help, really wanted to see the dinosaur kicking again!