USB to Serial Port Adapter

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    pepper

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    Has anyone got one of these to work on the AAO Linpus version. I've been battling with a Belkin unit to no avail.
    It is recognised when I do a 'lsusb'
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter

    But if I look at dmseg it never mounts that to a serial port.
    Ideas ??? or recommended adapters that are known to work ??

    TIA
    Andrew
     
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    A little research gives this: http://hardware4linux.info/component/11490/
    So, the module you need is called mct_u232 . It exists in the sourcecode of the kernel in use on the One.
    Looking in /boot/config... we find:
    So this module needs to be compiled.

    HTH, --Japser.
     
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    OK, thanks. Now I have a stupid question. Where do I download the .ko file for this module ?
    I did a quick google search and I did not find it.

    I presume I do the same as what is covered in this posting.
    viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2646&p=19003&hilit=compile+new+module#p19003

    using depmd and modprobe ?

    It's been around 10 years since I have compiled a kernal so I'm very rusty.

    Andrew
     
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