VMware Server on Linux – COM / Serial Port Issues

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I am running VMware on a linux machine.
I cannot communicate through serial port COM1 when working in VMware.
It says " Unable to connect to port COM1".

Is there any specific setting that needs to be done to use serial port
COM1 while using VMware on a linux machine?

Can you please help me out with this issue?
Here is my recommendation- While I haven't personall run across this, I would recommend two things if/when I do- 1. I would first make sure that you can USE the com port in Linux with a real device (ie: the com port could be disabled in the BIOS of the server) 2. I would check my VMX file serial port settings to make sure that they are correct. This document has some great reference on that- http://sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-serial-ports.html Thank you, David Davis, VCP Train Signal.com VMware ESX Video Training Author - www.TrainSignal.com www.VMwareVideos.com

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