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[all variants] usb-serial & console terminal problems

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi... I'm trying to get a serial-console terminal going on a server that I run. I have a usb-serial adapter with the pl2303 chipset and a null modem cable. At the moment I have tested it with ubuntu 12.10 running as a server (a xubuntu installation actually) and my macbook as the "terminal" (using screen and coolterm). I know what you are going to say, that I should check my drivers on the mac and the software, but bear with me please. I do actually get a connection (i get most of the kernel messages when booting the server in fact) but when ttyS0 starts I only manage (Hardware)