PL2303 & gui serial status display for /dev/ttyUSB(x)?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Dec 28 22:03:47 UTC 2006
On Thursday 28 December 2006 14:11, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
[and I snipped]
>I've been successful at using a pl2303 serial adapter and have been
> using it for some time:
>Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0557:2008 ATEN International Co., Ltd UC-232A
>Serial Port [pl2303]
That is not the set of ID numbers I get in dmesg.
>I don't think I've needed anything other than RX/TX and ground but I can
>verify if the other lines actually work.
>I do have 2 other USB to serial adapters:
>Bus 004 Device 002: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components F5U109/F5U409 PDA
> Adapter Bus 004 Device 003: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components
> F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter
>Both of these also work flawlessly and much to my surprise were able to
>drive reliably the X10 firecracker unit which runs by toggling the DTR
> and RTS lines.
Thats good to know also.
>I would recommend that if you use more than 1 USB to serial adapter that
>you make a udev entry for it.
>For example I created a file called /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules and
>put the following line in:
>What this does is creates a link from /dev/x10 pointing to whatever
> device the usb to serial adapter with serial number 1234567 is actually
> defined as (eg /dev/ttyUSB0, /dev/ttyUSB1 etc)
That's a neat way to do it, thanks.
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