Support for pl2302/pl2303/x based USB to RS232 cables

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moggie2002
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Support for pl2302/pl2303/x based USB to RS232 cables

Post by moggie2002 » 14 Jun 2009, 09:19

I need a mini server with a USB and couple of RS232 ports, and this or the Bubba2 seem a good choice, but I have a couple of questions - any advice welcome!

1) I was looking at USB to serial cables using the pl2303/x chipset, and a recent post in the Bubba2 forum suggests that support is in the kernel for the pl2302; by association does this cover the 2303/x too?

2) A cable would use the single USB port on a Bubba server; should expanding this with a mini hub work in conjunction with a serial cable?

I'd expect that everything would be fine, but just wondering about driver support in whatever kernel version is used and also power.

AArdo
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Re: Support for pl2302/pl2303/x based USB to RS232 cables

Post by AArdo » 14 Jun 2009, 15:51

1) I was looking at USB to serial cables using the pl2303/x chipset, and a recent post in the Bubba2 forum suggests that support is in the kernel for the pl2302; by association does this cover the 2303/x too?
From my Bubba2 syslog using kernel 2.6.26.5 out of the box:
kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
kernel: usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic
kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
kernel: usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
kernel: usbserial: USB Serial support registered for pl2303
kernel: pl2303 1-1.1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
kernel: usb 1-1.1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
kernel: pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver

Cheers
Anders

moggie2002
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Re: Support for pl2302/pl2303/x based USB to RS232 cables

Post by moggie2002 » 16 Jun 2009, 05:24

Thanks for the reply on that.

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