Re: serial problem (minicom)

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 14:46:39 EST

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Jay Cliburn <jacliburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 17 May 2008 15:49:08 +0100 (BST)
> Chris Rankin <rankincj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Does yours still work if you raise the baud rate to 115200?
> No, but I also get garbage characters and a generally unusable logging
> device. 57600 is slightly better, but not much. I remember going
> through this progressive reduction in baud rate a long time ago,
> trying to find a speed that works reliably, which is why I settled on
> 38400. I get unpredictable results for anything higher.

If you have a digital oscilloscope available it would be very
interesting to measure whether the timing of the signals sent out on
the Tx line is correct. Small deviations between the frequency of the
clock crystal that drives a UART and the value configured via
setserial can cause trouble with serial communication (baud_base must
be configured to UART clock crystal frequency / 16).

# setserial -g -a /dev/ttyS0
/dev/ttyS0, Line 0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 50, divisor: 0
closing_wait: 3000
Flags: spd_normal skip_test

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