Connect to your router/switch via USB to SERIAL cabel on linux

user@computer# tail -f /var/log/messages

connect USB to SERIAL cable to your network device and to your computer. turn on network device, and locate port (mine is ttyUSB0)

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[ 3201.770270] usb 7-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 3201.934529] usb 7-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 3202.360357] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[ 3202.360391] USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 3202.360484] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[ 3202.360491] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[ 3202.373747] USB Serial support registered for pl2303
[ 3202.373815] pl2303 7-1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[ 3202.385706] usb 7-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
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user@computer# aptitude install minicom
user@computer# sudo minicom -s

go to Serial port setup, press A and change Serial Device (in my case it’s /dev/ttyUSB0).
now, press E and change Bps/Par/Bits to 9600 8N1.
Choose Save setup as df1, and then Exit.

voila! you’re connected 🙂

for extra configuration, you can edit /etc/minicom/minicom.users or simply use man minicom.

kde 4.2, kopete 0.70 and google talk

user@pc:~$ dig +short SRV _xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com

20 0 5222 talk3.l.google.com.
20 0 5222 talk4.l.google.com.
5 0 5222 talk.l.google.com.
20 0 5222 talk1.l.google.com.
20 0 5222 talk2.l.google.com.

everything seems to be ok.  start kopete – add account – Jabber

basic setup -> jabber id: user@googlemail.com
Connection -> check “Use protocol encryption (SSL)” , “Allow plain-text password authentication“, “Override default server information: talk2.l.google.com Port:5223

google-talk1google-talk2