[mythtv-users] USB to Serial Adapter with LIRC

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Fri Dec 31 22:53:51 UTC 2004

Last I checked they are pretty much all generically supported under the 
stock USB driver.  I used a generic cheapo one to control a LCD 
character panel about a year ago using a stock 2.4.X kernel.  As far as 
Linux could tell it was a plain jane RS232 device at /dev/ttyS2.  The 
nice thing about USB is that it'll scale quite nicely for serial devices 
since it's so much faster than any reasonable RS232 device you'd ever 
use.  You might need to invest in a USB hub if your motherboard doesn't 
have connectors, but at this point I wouldn't sweat it.

Drew Zerdecki wrote:
> 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.

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