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SubjectRe: How to use an USB<->serial adapter?
Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 02:44:18PM +0200, Boszormenyi Zoltan wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I am experimenting with a Prolific USB<->RS232 adaptor. We have
>>in-house developments that need serial communication and there
>>are more and more mainboards that provide only one RS232 connector.
>>(We would need more in one machine...)
>>So we decided to try an usb-serial converter. The one we bought
>>was happily recognized by a RedHat 9 system but I couldn't get
>>two-way communication over this converter.
>
>
> Which kernel version are you using?

RH9 errata kernel 2.4.20-19.9, I also tried 2.6.0-test3-mm3.
On a sidenote, I also tried its driver on W98SE, WinXP.
Same result with the MinGW compiled test programs.

> I didn't run your test programs, but are you sure you got the hardware
> flow control settings correct? How about testing the device with

Hmm, how comes the same settings *work* on real 16550?
Even under Win*, with the MinGW compiled testprograms...

> minicom, as that is a program that is known to work properly with these
> devices (along with lots of other ones, but that's a good place to
> start.)

I tried it now, thanks. Same thing happens. I set up two different
minirc, /etc/minirc.dfl using /dev/ttyS0 and /etc/minirc.usb
for /dev/ttyUSB0. In one terminal, I typed 'minicom', in another
'minicom usb'. In the 'minicom usb' what I type, appears in the
other window, but keys typed in the 'minicom' do not appear in
'minicom usb'.

I am starting to be convinced that it is a hardware flaw.
I will try to replace it.

>>setserial produces an error:
>>
>># setserial /dev/ttyUSB0
>>Cannot get serial info: Invalid argument
>
>
> Yes, setserial does not work with the majority of the usb-serial
> drivers, patches gladly accepted to fix this :)

I wasn't prepared to this answer. ;-)

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

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Best regards,
Zoltán Böszörményi

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