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Hi all, I would like to build a robot using lego mindstorms kit. I have a RCX 2.0 box, and I want to use NQC to do some programming. The ...
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    Smile Control lego IR tower using NQC by usb port


    Hi all,
    I would like to build a robot using lego mindstorms kit.
    I have a RCX 2.0 box, and I want to use NQC to do some programming.
    The IR tower can be detected in my fedora 5 linux desktop as /dev/legousbtower0.
    But when I typed "nqc -S/dev/legousbtower0 -run"
    There comes error message : "Could not open serial port or USB device."
    But I can see there are green light shining for a while inside the IR tower when I typed the command.
    How can I make this USB IR tower work?
    Let me know what you think.

    Kuliar

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    You may need to compile your own kernel.

    I know that there are options in the kernel config for Lego, and I doubt that the Fedora kernel would include them.

    Is there anything in dmesg about the Lego tower?

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    I am not familiar with the dmesg command.
    Could you suggest the way to use dmesg to clarify anything?
    Thanks a lot.

    I can see the tower been recognized as /dev/legousbtower0.
    Does that mean my kernel already support it?
    Compiling kernel will be the last thing I would try.

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