[mythtv-users] USB to Serial Adapter with LIRC

Dan wolf mboverload at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 22:35:05 UTC 2004

You can buy a 6 PCI slot board that you can plug things into.  I've
seen it, but I know that they are expensive as hell.

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 15:58:58 -0600, Drew Zerdecki <dzerdecki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately I just bought a motherboard with only 2 PCI slots and one
> serial connector-- both of which will have PVR's in them.  While I can
> likely add wireless networking through USB or Access Points, serial
> ports are more difficult I think.  Basically I plan on using the PVR-350
> to receiver IR commands from my remote and additionally use LIRC to
> control DirecTV receivers through serial cable control.
> Because I won't have an available PCI slot for a serial port card, can I
> use a usb to serial device with Linux/LIRC support so that at least one
> of the directv boxes can be controlled through this usb adapter?  If so,
> what kind of USB to Serial adapters should I purchase?  Any additionally
> Linux drivers necessary?
> Thanks for the assistance.
> Drew
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