[CentOS] Getting something into centosplus for 5.2?

S.Tindall tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com
Sun Jul 6 23:39:57 UTC 2008

On Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 6:45 PM, Ian Forde wrote:

> I've got a USB to serial adapter that I picked up from Radio 
> Shack
> earlier this year.  The updated pl2303 driver is already in the
> mainstream kernel as per
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429652 but I'm not 
> getting
> much traction from Red Hat as far as them updating the kernel. 
> So every
> time there's an updated kernel, I have to rebuild the srpm.

Seems like it would be simpler to get an adapter that work with 
the current/native pl2303 driver.

For the purpose of serial consoles, these two adapters work for 
me under pl2303 without any problems using current/past CentOS5 

Tripp-Lite U209-000-R:

Cables-To-Go 26886:

Think they cost about US$15 each at provantage.com.

# uname -rpmi
2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

# lsmod|grep pl2303

# # Inserted serial-to-USB adapter

# lsusb|grep Tripp-Lite
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2478:2008 Tripp-Lite U209-000-R Serial 

# lsmod|grep pl2303
pl2303                 53317  0
usbserial              67505  1 pl2303


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