[Ilugc] USB-to-RS232 cable, Linux driver
cyborg4k at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 14 09:23:06 IST 2005
--- Binand Sethumadhavan <binand at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use a Prolific PL2303 converter and am pretty
> happy with it.
I bought a Bafo Technologies, BF-810 USB to serial
converter at Mercy Electronics, L.B. Road, Chennai for
around Rs.450/-. It uses the PL-2303 driver. I also
bought a serial port DB-9 female to DB-9 female
converter for around Rs.50/-.
The converter and cable come with a CD which has the
PL-2303 Linux drivers for 2.4 for Redhat 9. But, the
packaging cover only specifies drivers for winblow$.
Huh! The stock kernel sources already have the latest
I compiled drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.ko and
drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.ko and loaded them on
188.8.131.52. It was detected fine and /dev/ttyUSB0 was
Thanks to Binand and Vijairaj for their suggestions.
Shakthi Kannan, MS
Software Engineer, Specsoft (Hexaware Technologies)
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