USB-RS232 adapter in FreeBSD 5?
jpeg at thilelli.net
Mon Sep 5 05:25:36 PDT 2005
>>> I've got a USB -> RS232 adapter I'm trying to get working on
>>> I've seen a lot of comments about these kind of things that seem to
>>> indicate that they can be used (I occasionally have needs to use this
>>> lappy as a serial console, and I'd like to use it to demonstrate a
>>> serial barcode scanner that we have - normally, tip would work great
>>> for this, but the laptop doesn't have a native RS-232 port).
>>> Anyway, I get the impression that I'm missing some early, basic steps
>>> to get this working. dmesg shows:
>>> ugen0: Prolific Technology Inc. USB-Serial Controller, rev 1.10/3.00,
>>> addr 2
>> ugen is not ucom! ugen is used if nothing apropriate was found, your
>> kernel needs ucom and uplcom, you can also load uplcom as module!.
> That took care of it. The device works perfectly now.
> Thanks to all who responded.
> It seems as if ucom is mentioned in neither GENERIC nor NOTES. Must be
> pretty new, I guess. Works like a charm, though.
I believe it can be found in NOTES under /usr/src/sys/conf, not
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