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Old 06-07-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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USB device as serial device


In windows, there are drivers that will allow you to talk to a USB device as though it is a serial device. Is there anything like that for linux?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 08:09 PM   #2
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A USB device is a serial device. As such, many people experiment with them as a replacement for RS232 communication.

There are many drivers in the vanilla kernel to do just what you want:
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USB_SERIAL
USB_SERIAL_CONSOLE
USB_SERIAL_GENERIC
see linux/Documentation/usb/usb-serial.txt
 
  


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