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Old 07-26-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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writing to /reading from serial port

Hi every body

I hope find an answer thanks a lot.

I have written 2 small programs for writing on serial port S0 and another for reading from the port S1.
My machines have 2 physical serial port.
I connect the S0 to S1 via a crossed cable.

On one machine the programs ran perfectly,
when I tried them on another machine, exactly same machine running same system ( linuxMint),
in same conditions, they didn't.

the writing program to port S0 ran but the reading from S1 !!!
the situation is like no physical connection on 2 port exits!!! It is of course;

Very strange, so may be the I have to do something to activate the ports ???
Why it run on one case and not on another!!!

the programs are attached
thanks a lot for any idea.

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Old 07-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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try this (as root):
dmesg | grep ttyS
on my PC:

[    0.214607] 00:0c: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[    0.234844] 0000:00:03.3: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2450 (irq = 17) is a 16550A


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