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August 9, 2005, 2:25 am
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I am looking for a laptop with serial and a parallel port which appears
to be endangered species now a days.
So one option is to use PCMCIA-serial card
I am thinking about buying this one ( it is without serial,parallel
Acer Aspire 5000 ( AMD Turion 64bit with DVDRW )
I will be using Linux,Solaris ( and never windows ) on the notebook.
Has anyone used PCMCIA-serial without much trouble on Linux? If yes
then which brand?
I will be using serial port among other reasons for programming my
microcontroller programmer boards using GPUTILS (
second option would be USB<->RS232
Again has anyone used such devices with Linux,Solaris,FreeBSD?
If yes which brand/model?
What do I do about parallel port?
Has anyone found any good Docking Station working great on Linux?
Re: serial port, parallel port required for newer laptops with UNIX
supported in the Linux world. The T-series Thinpad has a parallel port
but not an rs232 serial port. FWIW, my Q-Stor PCMCIA-Firewire worked
"out of the box," no config needed.
- William P. N. Smith
August 9, 2005, 11:13 am