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by Ingo Hoffmann
About the author:
Hi! I'm Ingo Hoffmann, at the moment I work as a network analyst, designing network solutions using technologies such as VPN, VLAN, Gigabit Ethernet and so on. I do also implement the solutions that I design.
This article describes the solution of a problem that I had for a
long time. How to get a ATEN UC-232A adapter to work? After much
research I figured out how easy it is.
To get the USB adapter to work with Linux I initially used my Slackware 8.0 box with kernel 2.4.8. Today I am using 2.4.13 and it's still working fine. You need at least a 2.4.6 kernel. The driver for this RS232 serial line to USB converter is fairly new and was introduced with the 2.4.6 kernel.
To start with you need, of course, the source code of the
kernel, duh. :-)
modprobe your-usb-driver. uhci-usb or ohci-usb
mount -t usbdevfs none /proc/bus/usb
mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0and then
chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB0Enjoy it!
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