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donde

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 01:40    Post_subject:  USB to serial adapters  

This may have not been asked before. I have a USB to Serial Adapter that works with XP. Could this device be used with Puppy? A Linux driver is involved, I'm sure and I guess like wireless adapters, not all are Linux capable. Just thought I would throw this question out there.

donde
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Brian C

Joined: 09 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 08:05    Post_subject:  

Where in the world did you get a USB to serial adapter? I searched like mad for one a couple years ago when I got a USB gift and didn't have a USB-enabled computer. I'd come to think that they didn't exist!
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muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 08:24    Post_subject:  

yeah donde,

you reminded me that i've got a usb-serial adaptor as well. (i bought a pic serial programming board at one stage, forgetting i had no serial port!).

i might play around with the adaptor & see if i can communicate with it. this site looks promising:

http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x356.html
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muggins

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 08:31    Post_subject:  

Brian C,

mine is USB to serial...as far as i know serial to USB doesn't exist.
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pakt


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 15:00    Post_subject: Re: USB to serial adapters  

donde wrote:
This may have not been asked before. I have a USB to Serial Adapter that works with XP. Could this device be used with Puppy? A Linux driver is involved, I'm sure and I guess like wireless adapters, not all are Linux capable. Just thought I would throw this question out there.

donde

donde, please see this thread (5th post down) for how I got my USB-to-serial adapter working in Puppy: http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=7251

Of course your adapter may not use the same chip. Mine is identified as vend/prod 0x403/0x6001.

Paul

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