SerialDeviceManager - serial device manager
Managers display information about your system and provide access to
interactive guides (also called tasks) that let you administer your
system. For example, the User Manager displays a list of the user
accounts currently on the system and gives you access to guides like "Add
a User Account" and "Modify a User Account."
In a Manager window, you can open a guide by choosing its name from the
Task menu or by clicking its button at the bottom of the window.
The serial device manager displays an icon for each serial port on the
system. The icon represents the device attached to that port. The
serial device manager gets its information from the inittab(4) file, the
/dev/input directory (see input(7)), and from the configuration files in
/etc/uucp (see cu(1C)).
Guides, also called "tasks," are interactive windows that lead users
through the steps necessary to perform various system administration
tasks, such as adding new user accounts and configuring networking on the
A guide typically consists of a series of pages that prompt users to
enter information or select options. A user navigates through guide pages
using the Prev and Next buttons (or corresponding arrow keys). When the
user reaches the last page of a guide and clicks the OK button, the
system executes one or more privileged commands to perform the system
administration task. These commands are located in /usr/sysadm/privcmd.
See runpriv(1M) for more information about privileged commands.
Many of the guides require that a user either know the root password or
be assigned the necessary privileges (using the PrivilegeManager(1)) in
order to perform the task.
Add a Serial Device [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets you configure a serial port for use by a
terminal, optional input device, or midi. The privilege needed
for this task is: Add Serial Device (addSerialDevice(1M)).
Remove a Serial Device [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets you unconfigure a serial port configured for a
terminal, an optional input device, or midi. The privilege
needed for this task is: Delete Serial Device
Add a Modem [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets you configure a serial port for use by a modem.
The privilege needed for this task is: Add Modem
Remove a Modem [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets you unconfigure a serial port configured for
use by a modem. The privilege needed for this task is: Delete
cu(1C), sysmgr(1M), runpriv(1M), addSerialDevice(1M),
deleteSerialDevice(1M), addModem(1M), deleteModem(1M), inittab(4),
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