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Re: any known working USB/serial converters?



On Tuesday 07 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> >  a while back, i was whining about the lack of functionality of a
>> >particular USB/serial converter:
>> >
>> >http://osdir.com/ml/fedora-test-list/2009-05/msg00398.html
>> >
>> >  does anyone have such a converter that just plain works out of the
>> >box?  i'm more than happy to buy and try another brand if it's the
>> >prolific product that's causing the trouble.
>>
>> prolific adapters are well known trouble.  FTDI seem to be pretty
>> transparent. I have several that Just Work(TM).
>
>  that's what i vaguely recall hearing once upon a time, so it's nice
>to have at least a bit of confirmation that i should hie me hence to
>the geek store and pick up another brand to test. thanks.

Since they don't generally say what chipset is in the box, take your lappy 
along and tail the log to see what it signs on as when plugged in.  I am about 
to do that when I purchase a new digital camera to replace my aging and very 
battery hungry Olympus C-3020.  Fuji has a nice one, but if I can't suck its 
pix from it with linux, that's a show stopper.

>rday
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