RHEL 4 USB to Serial converter

John Hodrien johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Fri Jan 5 03:12:34 CST 2007

On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Simon Welch wrote:

> Can anyone advise on RHEL 4 compatibility of USB to Serial converters
> please? We have PowerEdge 850 servers for our news delivery system.  The
> software vendor advises that we need a USB to serial converter but believes
> that this is not compatible with Linux can anyone confirm please?
> Basically the server is delivered with some content, via ADSL, this is
> written to the file system and the software then forwards this down 2 serial
> ports for delivery to our news content system, the 850 has one serial port
> but we need delivery from 2 ports for redundancy.
> Many thanks

I've had no problems using a generic USB->serial convertor with SLES (2.6
based) so I don't see why RHEL shouldn't work.


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