[Soekris] serial port problems

Paul Komarek komarek at cmu.edu
Fri Apr 15 05:00:59 UTC 2005


Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <425EB4B7.1040500 at cmu.edu>, Paul Komarek writes:
> 
>>Hello,
>>
>>I'm having troubles using the serial ports on my net4501 for anything
>>but a console.  I have read many archived posts where others have had
>>the same problems.  Both serial ports work fine as consoles.
> 
> 
> The driver chip is a "smart" type which saves power by shutting
> down whenever there is nothing connected to it.
> 
> You need to put a voltage on one of the input pins before it will
> put anything on the output pins.
> 

Thank-you very much!  I've learned a new lesson, and my transmitter is
working.

-Paul Komarek



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