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Old 08-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Startech PEX4S553 4 port RS232 not working


Just switched this computer from Win& to Linux mint 17.3 64bit and everything is working except the Startech PEX4S553 serial board and the Netgear WN311B wireless internet adapter. The Startech is supposed to be compatible with linux and set serial is installed.

The netgear board is very old so may not be able to use it, however it does work with Win7.

are there any RS232 boards that are known to work with Linux Mint? Need it to be able to programme and operate the kenwood and yaesu transceivers. I will need a minimum count of 3 ports.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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According to the documentation you need "linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only" which Mint 17.3 should meet. You can check the output of the dmesg command to see if the ports are recognized and assigned a ttySx. The board driver module is 99xx which you can check if it is being loaded via the lsmod command. If not in the output you can try loading it via

sudo modprobe 99xx

If it does not exist you can try downloading and installing the driver from the site below.

https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapt...-UART~PEX4S553
 
Old 08-16-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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Howdy and welcome to LQ.

I agree that using Ubuntu LTS would be a better choice for technical uses as well as driver support.

The netgear may be some broadcom deal.

I'd work on that theory until you post lspci.

I'd also assume I could get it running native linux or if worse comes to worse, ndiswrapper.
 
Old 08-24-2016, 06:52 AM   #4
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PEX4S553 serial not working

received email asking if resolved and to mark it. It has not been resolved and for the moment I have given up as none of the suggestions have worked. Thread Tools does not show the option to mark it as resolved so consider it as resolved and when I get back to it will open another thread if needed.
 
Old 08-24-2016, 12:31 PM   #5
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received email asking if resolved and to mark it. It has not been resolved and for the moment I have given up as none of the suggestions have worked. Thread Tools does not show the option to mark it as resolved so consider it as resolved and when I get back to it will open another thread if needed.
Hello and welcome to the forum

No, another thread is not needed but I'm curious why you didn't see the option to mark the thread as "SOLVED." Did you look for this directly under your initial post?

What did the command "sudo modprobe 99xx" come up with? Also, if you would, please open a terminal and post the results of...

Code:
lspci-nnk
Disclaimer: Be careful with these commands. Ones that are prefaced with "su" or "sudo" will essentially allow root access to your system. Mistakes could possibly damage or even destroy your OS.

Regards...
 
Old 08-24-2016, 02:24 PM   #6
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have not tried sudo modprobe 99xx tor lspci~nnk . trying to catch up on the mess caused by a week of straight rain, have not had time to do anything else , anyway there is really no need for the ports until I get my radio gear back from service and then I will need them for the control and programming cables.

will try later when I get finished for the day and put another post up.

as far as the solved option it's there now, I only had one post at that time so maybe I needed to have 2 or more before it was there.
 
Old 08-27-2016, 08:02 AM   #7
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startech serial board not working

sudo modprobe 99xx "fatal module 99xx not found"

lspci-nnk "command not found"

I have the linux download from startech but it's instructions are not helpful.
 
Old 08-27-2016, 05:21 PM   #8
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lspci-nnk "command not found"
Whoops! I forgot to include a space. Try it this way instead...

Code:
lspci -nnk
Thanks!
 
Old 08-27-2016, 05:29 PM   #9
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03:00.0 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.1 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.2 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.3 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial

Is this what you were looking for?
 
Old 08-27-2016, 05:53 PM   #10
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Is this what you were looking for?
Hi...

In part. I was looking for the entire readout if you could provide that.

Regards...
 
Old 08-27-2016, 06:16 PM   #11
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andrew@andrew-Vostro-420-Series ~ $ lspci -nnk
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03ea] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge [10de:03e0] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus [10de:03eb] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03f5] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
00:02.0 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller [10de:03f1] (rev a3)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:02.1 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller [10de:03f2] (rev a3)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge [10de:03f3] (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio [10de:03f0] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE [10de:03ec] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet [10de:03ef] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
00:08.0 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
00:08.1 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e8] (rev a2)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:0b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
Kernel driver in use: k8temp
01:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4329] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Netgear WN311B RangeMax Next 270 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter [1385:7d00]
Kernel driver in use: wl
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller [1106:3044] (rev 80)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a61]
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G86 [GeForce 8300 GS] [10de:0423] (rev a1)
Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0494]
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
03:00.0 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.1 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.2 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
03:00.3 Serial controller [0700]: MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. 4-Port PCIe Serial Adapter [9710:9904]
Subsystem: Device [a000:1000]
Kernel driver in use: serial
andrew@andrew-Vostro-420-Series ~ $

Don't know where the Vostro 420 series came from though. The computer is an HP Pavilion Media Centre M8100n TVPC . I had to remove the TV board to make room for the RS232 board.
The Netgear WN311B Rangemax wireless adapter is also there but will not work either.
 
Old 08-27-2016, 06:24 PM   #12
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Hi...

Concerning your serial board, I was first able to find some information here that states a driver was found or available for your device in several Linux kernels. However, in your case, I'm not sure if the same driver was included in the distribution. Someone would need to help you further ascertain that.

To find out your kernel version, simply use this command...

Code:
uname -r
If it turns out there is no driver installed, I was able find additional information here along with (I'm guessing) a Linux driver for your card here.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 08-27-2016 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Added additional information and command.
 
Old 08-27-2016, 06:38 PM   #13
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01:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4329] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Netgear WN311B RangeMax Next 270 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter [1385:7d00]
Kernel driver in use: wl

The Netgear WN311B Rangemax wireless adapter is also there but will not work either.
Hi...

The correct driver appears to be installed. Did you install it? if so, how?

Also, could you provide the readouts from these commands...

Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
There might be an additional readout I will need later. Thanks!

Regards...
 
Old 08-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #14
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Startech serial boaed

Quote:
Originally Posted by ardvark71 View Post
Hi...

The correct driver appears to be installed. Did you install it? if so, how?

Also, could you provide the readouts from these commands...

Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
There might be an additional readout I will need later. Thanks!

Regards...
No , I did not install the driver. If you are referring to the Startech board the install procedure has several steps with one of them mentioning that it has to be compiled first . at that point I stopped as I do not know what they mean . The Netgear driver if it's installed then it did that by
itself as nothing I tried seemed to work .
 
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when I get the FT950 transceiver back from service I can try to connect it again.
 
  


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