USB Console?

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Nov 10 17:38:56 PST 2007

On Sat, 10 Nov 2007, Jerahmy Pocott wrote:

> I was wondering if there is any way to put the console on a USB port?
> Since serial and parallel ports are becoming things of the past and
> many systems don't come with them any more..
> Serial console on USB?

The boot console?  Probably not.  Logging in to a booted system should 

I actually just got a PL2303 USB-to-serial adapter:

It shows up when the uplcom module is loaded.  ucom creates /dev/cuaU0, 
which could be entered in /etc/ttys.

(Rule #1 of serial: no matter how many cables and adapters you have, 
none will be correct and you will eventually have to buy or build one. 
That's why I haven't tested this yet.)

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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