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[SLUG] USB to Serial Converter that supports break
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- Subject: [SLUG] USB to Serial Converter that supports break
- From: "Greg Cockburn" <gergnz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 13:27:43 +1100
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After upgrading my laptop, I now don't have a serial port. I need this to
talk to the odd Sun machine when it breaks, and therefore I need the
converter to support the "break" command.
I purchased a U232-P9(2.40) from GPSOZ, which uses the mct_u232 driver, but
as I found out this does not support break.
I have done some googling, but I can only find one example of a converter
that supports break. The Belkin F5U103, but it is very bulky.
There seems to be some kernel patch required to get a USC1000 converter to
send a break correctly, but I would prefer to not go patching kernels if I
can avoid it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on a good converter that supports break, is
readily available, light, and easy to carry.