Help: where to find RS-232 driver?

Help: where to find RS-232 driver?

Post by Jacob Niko » Thu, 24 Aug 2000 13:10:53



Hello,

Do you know where to find RS-232 driver for Linux,
or may be you know better place where to ask this question?

Thank you,

Jacob Nikom


 
 
 

Help: where to find RS-232 driver?

Post by Dances With Cro » Thu, 24 Aug 2000 04:00:00



>Do you know where to find RS-232 driver for Linux,
>or may be you know better place where to ask this question?

Are you sure you're asking the right question?  RS-232 is the standard
that specifies how one accomplishes data transmission over serial lines.
Most PCs have RS-232 compatible serial ports, and those have been
well-supported by Linux for a long time.  Most distros ship their stock
kernels with serial support and PPP support built as modules, but if
you've built your own kernel and forgotten to put the right things in,
they're under "Character devices" in the kernel congifuration menu.

Do you have a particular serial device you're trying to get to work?  If
so, what is this device?  Real Modems, X10 home automation systems, and
Palm Pilots all work with Linux for sure.

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Help: where to find RS-232 driver?

Post by Lew Pitche » Thu, 24 Aug 2000 04:00:00



> Hello,

> Do you know where to find RS-232 driver for Linux,
> or may be you know better place where to ask this question?

/usr/src/linux/drivers/char/serial.c

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Lew Pitcher

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