Topic: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

I'm connected to my  Dockstar with serail/usb cable using minicom on my Ubuntu.

Is it possible to use the same cable to receive the output in windows xp ?

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

sure, if you have the driver.

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

MBS wrote:

sure, if you have the driver.

Meaning, the driver exists or I have to make it up ?

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

meaning your usb-serial adapter should get shipped with the driver. anyway, I remember xp to be pretty bitchy, when you connect the adapter to a different usb port than you did during installation of the driver.

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

MBS wrote:

meaning your usb-serial adapter should get shipped with the driver. anyway, I remember xp to be pretty bitchy, when you connect the adapter to a different usb port than you did during installation of the driver.

I did the cable myself,it works alright on ubuntu to dockstar using minicom

Just wondered if I could use it on XP.
The Hyperterminal wants COM1 , no usb !?

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

windows will create a virtual COMx. with my prolific cable, it created COM5 to COM8, depending which usb port I connected it to.

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

MBS wrote:

windows will create a virtual COMx. with my prolific cable, it created COM5 to COM8, depending which usb port I connected it to.

still the question is where may I find a driver ?

8 (edited by MBS 2012-03-04 17:46:36)

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

on the website of the supplier or manufacturer of your usb-serial converter.

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

MBS wrote:

on the website of the supplier or manufacturer of your usb-serial converter.

I did the cable myself
followed
http://www.yourwarrantyisvoid.com/2010/07/21/seagate-dockstar-add-an-accessible-serial-port/

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Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

Find the "PCI\VEN_xxxx&DEV_xxxx" from the Windows device manager.

PL-2303 Software and Drivers

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

A few years ago, someone gave me a Nokia DKU-5 USB/Serial console cable (with a built-in PL-2303 chipset) and it used to work with my AMD64 Linux dekstop computer when running with an old OpenSuSE v11.1 Linux distro through minicom. Since I upgraded to OpenSuSE 11.2 Linux distro, that cable started to give me garbage characters when I tried to use it. However, it is still working fine on a friend's old WinXP. I wonder if anyone out here knows how to make it working again on a Linux machine.

Mazi

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Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

fyi wrote:

Find the "PCI\VEN_xxxx&DEV_xxxx" from the Windows device manager.

PL-2303 Software and Drivers

dude, didn't you mean http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pl2303+driver+windows+xp ?

Re: Dockstar with serial/usb cable to xp ? is it possible?

MBS wrote:
fyi wrote:

Find the "PCI\VEN_xxxx&DEV_xxxx" from the Windows device manager.

PL-2303 Software and Drivers

dude, didn't you mean http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pl2303+driver+windows+xp ?

Dude, if I would have known what pl2303 means, I would have done the search.

Many thanks to "fyi" I did install the driver on my XP and can use now Hyperterminal and Teraterm.
I did not find minicom for XP but still it's alright for me.