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[linrad] adding serial ports via PCI card vs USB serial adapters and Linux / Linrad
As long as I am asking questions of the list:
1. I need more serial ports on my computer operating under Linux. I have
two options; buy a PCI card such as a RocketPort Universal PCI Quadcable
DB9 [I have an old Rocketport ISA on another computer that's worked well
for about 8 years], or get a USB-Serial adapter that is supported under
Linux Kernel 2.4.22 and later, such as the Keyspan USA-49W.
I would of course want the serial port to work under Linrad.
Any suggestions about what people have had success with under Linux?
I would be using my old trusty RHL 8.0. I assume I can update its Kernel
to 2.4.22 but I haven't tried.
MY first thought is to go with the Keyspan USA49WLC.
I prefer this as I have more USB ports than PCI slots left, and it costs
quite a bit less than the PCI card solution. I don't need high speed
Any thoughts would be appreciated!