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 Post subject: USB Serial Adapter Problem

Joined: 05 Jul 2013, 08:53
Posts: 72
Hi to all,
I do have a PTCIIpro PACTOR modem with a serial port. If I plug in the USB to Serial converter in the PC I see the converter if i type lsusb. As you see the adapter is there. I am using Airmail for connecting to Winlink stations. Now i have the problem to find what COM port I have to address to communicate with the pactor modem. non of the Com1 to Com9 is present. What can I do to make this adapter communicate with airmail/pactor.

Can sombuddy help me solve that problem.


Bus 001 Device 009: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1a40:0201 Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c534 Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem
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Joined: 05 Nov 2010, 01:00
Posts: 185
try the command "comports" it shows the serial ports and how they are linked to airmail.


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem

Joined: 05 Jul 2013, 08:53
Posts: 72
Hi David,

thanks for your replay. I tried "comports -l" and have the folowing results

[email protected]:~$ comports -l
/dev/com1 -> /dev/ttyS0
/dev/com2 -> /dev/ttyS1
/dev/com3 -> /dev/ttyUSB0
/dev/com4 -> /dev/ttyUSB1
[email protected]:~$ comports -l
/dev/com1 -> /dev/ttyS0
/dev/com2 -> /dev/ttyS1
/dev/com3 -> /dev/ttyUSB1
[email protected]:~$ comports -l
/dev/com1 -> /dev/ttyS0
/dev/com2 -> /dev/ttyS1
/dev/com3 -> /dev/ttyUSB0
/dev/com4 -> /dev/ttyUSB1
[email protected]:~$

first an third is with the adapter in an USB port. It seems that it is com3 for the adapter. After I restart Airmail and change to com3 the port com3 is not available. What can I do now.

Ferdinand


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem

Joined: 05 Jul 2013, 08:53
Posts: 72
Hi David,

I do have com1 and com2 as physical port on my computer. With com1 and com2 Airmail is working. In case I have to change computer with no physical com ports I wanted to try this option out. Therefore you see com1 and com2 in the above list.

Ferdinand


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem
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Joined: 05 Nov 2010, 01:00
Posts: 185
can you try it once more but this time booting from a usb stick with "factory defaults" and only changing the usb port according to the comports -l output ?


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem

Joined: 05 Jul 2013, 08:53
Posts: 72
Hi David,

I have booted from the Life DVD and have there the adapter on Com3 if I am using comprts -l . I used the pactor modem on comport 3, but no connection to the computer. Airmail was correct changed to com3.

Ferdinand


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 Post subject: Re: USB Serial Adapter Problem

Joined: 21 Feb 2013, 12:46
Posts: 76
lapaloma wrote:
Hi to all,
I do have a PTCIIpro PACTOR modem with a serial port. If I plug in the USB to Serial converter in the PC I see the converter if i type lsusb. As you see the adapter is there. I am using Airmail for connecting to Winlink stations. Now i have the problem to find what COM port I have to address to communicate with the pactor modem. non of the Com1 to Com9 is present. What can I do to make this adapter communicate with airmail/pactor.

Can sombuddy help me solve that problem.

Hi,

had the same problem and was never able to solve it..
You can check my old posts from 2012, my name is Atmo

Good luck...


Bus 001 Device 009: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1a40:0201 Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c534 Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


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