Virtual COM port on Linux
dave at thesmithfam.org
Tue Feb 23 09:26:18 MST 2010
Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Dave Smith wrote:
>> Has anyone gotten a USB device that requires "Virtual COM Port" support
>> to work in Linux? I'm considering employing this relay to perform a
>> nightly reboot of my pile-of-junk Comcast cable modem.
> Assuming the serial controller on that board is supported by Linux, when
> you plug in the device to a computer running a recent distribution,
> you'll get a device called /dev/ttyUSB0, which you can use like an
> ordinary serial port.
> OTOH, you might instead try a modem that is not a pile of junk. I
> bought a Motorola SB6120 a month ago, for use with Comcast, and I've
> been quite happy.
That may indeed be a better option, but the hacker in me wants any
excuse to setup a relay and a cron job. :)
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