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Old 06-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Ubuntu with barcode scanner

I want use barcode scanner IT4710 with serial interface on computer with Linux Ubuntu. Scanner work good under WinXP with alternative input devices enabled. Anybody can explane me, haw i can connect and use this scanner under Linux ?
Old 06-08-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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For a start you could try plugging it in, scanning, and seeing if anything comes through the serial port.

Just open a terminal window and run

$ tail -f /dev/ttyS0

If no action try 'dmesg | grep serial' to see what other serial devices you might have, and try those instead.

You could also try watching the serial port with a terminal program like kermit or minicom. If you want to do anything useful you will probably have to write an interface or application to capture the data from the port.

See the Serial HOWTO if you want more technical detail.
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Thanks for reply. As i understand, you string for serial port 0 (com1 in windows). I will try check this


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