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USB to Serial

Post by n3ktss » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:10 am

I am trying to make the Gentoox working with a USRobotics(RS232) modem via a USB to Serial converter.
My experience until now:
When I boot gentoox with the device(USB to Serial ) connected, the Gentoox I did the follow : inserted the device after the system comes up . This way lets gentoox mount the device in /dev/usb/tts without any problem.
Next step:
I will link(ln -sf) /dev/modem with /dev/usb/tts. Next step is to try wdial (compile it ).
I just would like to know if the kernel is complete to install the wdial.
Suggestions and Ideas are Welcome.!

PS: Thank you Shallax! Great Job to allow this box became a linux machine

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Post by phiberz » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:53 pm


Im having almost the same thing, but in basic i try to get my USB to Serial Adapter to work.

here are som links so far: ... l.txt.html ... atch=exact check References

Really hope that we find a solution

RGDS Phiberz

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Post by adamc867 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:34 pm

I do not know if this will help either of you but I just figured out how to get my usb2serial device to work.
With the device DISconnected from the computer, I ran
# cd /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/serial
# insmod usb serial.o
# insmod pl2303.o

The pl2302.o is the specific driver for the USB2serial deivce I use.
Once those modules are installed, I can plug in the usb2serial and it shows up as /dev/usb/tts/0

Hope this can help someone.
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