the chip used is the PL2303HX. A search on google shows that it will work with Red Hat. Several patches
and suggestions exist for Debian but all need rebuilding the kernel.
Unfortunately I don't have the tools installed nor the time to set everything up to rebuild the kernel.
As I want only to run applications that I am developping on the PC I can store them on the MMC card and go
from there ( I assume).
> 4. Re: USB to Serial converter (Adam McLeod)
>> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:45:53 -0400
> From: "Adam McLeod" <mcleod.a@...>
> Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] USB to Serial converter
> To: "General mailing list for gumstix users."
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> It depends on the bridge chip. Can you read the brand mark on it?
> Two popular ones, FTDI (http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm) and the
> Silicon Labs CP2102 (http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/IC/cp2102.pdf)
> have Linux support. If you determine that it does, there are usually
> detailed instructions on the manufacturer website.
> On 8/28/06, info@... <info@...> wrote:
> > Hello all.
> > I can connect my connex400 with audio and ethernet/mmc to my windows XP system through a
> > USB to serial converter that I modified (removing the rs232 interface chip) and connect to
> > the audiostix. Everything works fine, I can access the mmc card and ping the internet.
> > After that I installed vmware Player with Fedora 5 (Colinux did hang up on install) and
> > I tried to use minicom choosing ttyUSB0 but it doesn't work neither did any tty port.
> > Question: can I use a usb to serial adapter with Linux? If yes how?
> > Thanks.
> > Rock.