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Old 07-21-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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Parallel to serial adapter


I have a parallel to serial adapter, however I cant get it to work. Will these work in linux at all? A google search returned nothing helpfull. Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.


Old 07-21-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Depends on which end your using and what is hooked up to it... Linux does not know. Just address the port the addapter is plugged into:

for serial port #1:

for Parallel port #1

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Ive tried pointing to the lp0 device, and it doesnt work. The adapter plugs into my parallel port on my laptop(dont know why it doesnt have a serial port) and then my palm is plugged into that. I try pointing the jpilot at /dev/fd0 but it just sits there forever. I read something about setserial, and I tried that, but it says it cannot get serial info. Ive also tried to access it with ckermit, that doesnt work either. Thanks for the quick reply.

Old 07-21-2005, 11:34 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, in ckermit when I set the line the /dev/lp0 it says "/dev/lp0 is not a terminal device. Sorry cant open connection: /dev/lp0



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