how to make a USB port as a COM port
I have to communicate to a h/w platform through COM port.
But my IBM R52 laptop doesn't have COM port.
So I use a COM to USB convertor, and connect it to the USB port of my laptp.
On Windows, I use teraterm, to access this USB port as COM port, I select the COM4, and everything works fine.
How can I do the same on linux.
I used "minicom", to listen to "/dev/sda2" (this is the device node that corresponds to that USB port), but this didn't work. tried ttyS3 too (which may not make sense !)}
Do I need to install any special driver to do this on linux ?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by ebinjose; 09-12-2008 at 01:01 PM.