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Re: any known working USB/serial converters? [drifting off...]



On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 11:00:26AM -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> 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.
> 
> I also use an FTDI unit which hasn't failed me.  Uses the ftdi_sio
> module and is identified as a FTCEGM4N in dmesg (USB ID 0403:6001).

Do these things work "both ways?" i.e., I assume they would work if one
plugged the USB end into one's computer and got serial out the other end.
But how about plugging the usb end into, e.g., a UPS and taking the serial
end back to the linux box?

someone earlier mentioned a tripplite UPS which got me to thinking of
that situation: tripplite no longer offers USB-compatible software for
Linux--their linux versions are still serial only. makes one wonder if
one of these things would bridge the gap.


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