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Old 11-08-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
GeorgeOfTheBush
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Question Serial Port Device Driver


I am in the process of learning device drivers and to start off with I am trying to write a simple driver for a serial port (UART 16550). However, I dont have a serial port on my PC. Any suggestions on how I can test such a driver? Can a USB-to-Serial port adapter be helpful?


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Old 11-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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I am in the process of learning device drivers and to start off with I am trying to write a simple driver for a serial port (UART 16550). However, I dont have a serial port on my PC. Any suggestions on how I can test such a driver? Can a USB-to-Serial port adapter be helpful?


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Yep, they work fine. It'll show up as /dev/ttyUSB0 or the like, and you can treat it just like any 'old' serial port
 
  


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