Using ckermit to connect to serial console

First,  install ckermit as root or sudo:

apt-get install ckermit

yum install ckermit

Once installed, run the following command to determine the tty:
dir /dev/tty*

If you are using USB serial connector like myself, then it will be /dev/ttyUSB0. Once the tty is found, run the following command to allow a non-root user to access ttyUSB0:
chmod a+rwx /dev/ttyUSB*

Start up ckermit with the follow command:

Once, kermit is loaded, enter the following settings into the kermit shell:
set port /dev/ttyUSB0
set speed 115200
set carrier-watch off
set flow-control none

Once the connection is established, press the “enter” key a few times to wake the terminal connection. Enjoy using ckermit as your terminal client.

Supported Baud Rates:

  • 300
  • 1200
  • 2400
  • 4800
  • 9600
  • 14400
  • 19200
  • 28800
  • 38400
  • 57600 *commonly used for small embedded devices
  • 115200 *commonly used for PC
  • 230400