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command on how to activate USB-DB9 converter
The USB to Serial converter would have a chip inside.
The Linux kernel supports many of these devices already.
If your kernel has those modules built then you will not need to do anything more than plug it in.
After plugging it in ... take a look at the last lines of output from the dmesg command.
I have a USB to Serial converter that uses the Prolific PL2303 chip.
This is my dmesg output:Code:
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2 usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic usbserial: USB Serial Driver core usbserial: USB Serial support registered for pl2303 pl2303 2-1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected usb 2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303 pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver
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