[mythtv-users] DirecTV serial control problems

David George david at thegeorges.us
Tue Jun 29 16:00:30 EDT 2004

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, John OKeefe wrote:

> I have tried ttys0, ttys1, cua0, and cua1 and none work.

Did you try ttyS0 or ttyS1?

> Is there a way to know exactly what port my serial cable is connected to?

If the com port is COM1 in Windows it should be /dev/ttyS0 in Linux, COM2
is /dev/ttyS1, etc.

> What is the difference between ttys ports and the cua ports?

>From memory tty are for terminal connections, cua are for modems.

> Is there a serial port monitoring tool that will allow me to see commands
> being sent back and forth so I can see what is happening?
> Any other thoughts on what I might need to do to get this working?

Sorry, if the above doesn't help hopefully someone else can chime in that
has more info available.

Hope this helps,

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