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Gerbil not giving welcome message

I've installed mini-gerbil, and used the inkscape extensions to prove it all works. I'm now trying to use laserweb, but it cannot detect a valid controller. (And I haven't fully checked, but there's a possibility the inkscape extensions have also stopped working .. but it was too cold to try debugging that)

Connecting using minicom gives no welcome message, hitting return simply gives the "ok" response (and $$ etc works fine).

How can I get gerbil to emit a valid welcome message on connection?


$ minicom --device /dev/ttyACM0

Welcome to minicom 2.7.1

Compiled on May 3 2018, 15:20:11.
Port /dev/ttyACM0, 09:40:03

Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys

ok $$

update: seting C-X (reset) does give the welcome message.

I've hacked laserweb into working by manually running another serial server on a seperate port with the send-reset-on-connect option set (the linux packaged laserweb doesn't seem to be configurable for that). Now laserweb is happy - though I have to run the extra server.

Lightburn however just doesn't recognise the machine.

Is there anything I can do to make mini-gerbil send its welcome message at the right time?

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