[mythtv-users] AMD guide to building a Media PC

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Mar 3 14:08:32 UTC 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 2:37 AM, David Brodbeck wrote:

> Robert wrote:
>> Why not just buy a USB -> Serial converter?  (I've no idea if  
>> these work
>> under Linux btw.)
> They do work under Linux for standard serial devices, but they don't
> work with most IR receiver designs.

They will work with the MyBlaster type device, which uses the serial  
port in a "standard" way. The typical LIRC-driven blasters use RS-232  
control lines in a non-standard way.

You have to be sure the converter uses one of the supported chips  

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