[rescue] Serial ports [was Parallel ports [was Re: Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga]]

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Aug 21 11:59:43 CDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:50:20PM -0400, Eric Railine wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Andrew Gaylard <ag at computer.org> wrote:
> >
> > The lack of serial ports on modern laptops drives me nuts.
> <snip>
> > USB serial ports sometimes work, sometimes don't.  Maybe it's me.
> It's not just you.  I've had intermittent issues with USB serial
> adapters.  My current one will usually work fine as long as I've just
> booted up without going into standby - once I go into standby (whether
> I've connected it the first time before or after the standby seems
> irrelevant) it becomes a crap shoot.  Sometimes it connects and sees
> console output from the host but won't transmit input, sometimes
> neither works until I reboot, sometimes it'll just start working at
> some random point.

On what platform?  Have you complained to who ever is responsible for
the drivers?  My first guess would be driver problems.  I'm almost
certain it is software trouble on one of the ends.

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