Serial stands for doing things sequentially, one bit at a time.

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With Putty how do you make it act like windows cmd prompt with up arrow presses?

With Putty I would like to be able to press the up key to cycle through previous commands like Windows cmd prompt. Is there a way to accomplish this with Putty windows on a serial connection? If not, ...
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Login prompt on serial or any network is comes from which init script?

Login prompt on serial or any network is comes from which init script? My Embedded system is running with Linux 2.36 and default file system of ti814x. In my scenario, I want to verify /etc/passwd ...
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How do I Connect a 30yr-old Tandy 1400LT laptop to the internet?

Just for the fun of it, I want to get an old Tandy 1400LT laptop: NEC V20 (Intel 8088 equivalent) 640 KB RAM 9'' CGA backlit monochrome display two 3,5'' 720KB DD floppy drives RS-232C serial port ...
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FT232 USB-Serial not usable with deamon

I am trying to use an USB-Serial converter with a program (a deamon) that is launched at startup on a embedded board (Odroid-XU). The deamon does not work since it fails to open the serial port ...
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Configure PL2303-based USB-to-RS232 adapter to stay awake when no active device is present

I am resurrecting some X10 devices with the aid of a USB-to-RS232 adapter. The problem is, that the adapter only works with the Firecracker device when there is another serial device on the line (the ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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File URL appears when hosting serial terminal

I'm using my Apple IIGS as a serial terminal (using Modem.MGR as a vt220 emulator) to OS X 10.9.2. I open the session by typing screen /dev/tty.usbserial 19200 on the Mac, and then Ctrl+A Shift+Colon ...
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Grub2 Control over remote serial?

I'm trying to control GRUB2 over a serial connection, but I can't seem to get it to work or find any real comprehensive guides. I tried once, but was unable to get any output, and had to reinstall ...
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Why are com ports listed at device manager not visible to programs?

I'm having an odd problem on a Windows 7 (64 Bit) system: After installing the device drivers of a bluetooth usb dongle, various new COM ports show up at device manager. But for some reasons, neither ...
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Serial Terminal with custom colors

Looked around but I can't seem to find a serial terminal program that has ability to custom color lines according to certain symbols found in received lines. For example I would like to see 'ERROR: ...
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connect to a serial device via TCP socket

My setup is this: serial device ttyUSB0 connected to laptop A software that opens TCP socket to listen and write to, also runs on laptop A (linux) My goal is to pipe data from/to serial device ...
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Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
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Number of a serial port in serproxy

I have connected my Uno32 chip kit which contains PIC microcontroller to a PC over COM2. Now I have to serial communicate the data which is passed by that controller. I use serproxy to which I have ...
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Serial cable gender

What is the gender standard of a serial connection? Seems that all computer's serial ports are male, but it is ambiguous the peripheral gender... I see printers with female DB9 connectort and also ...
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Getting garbage input and output over serial connection with microcontroller

I am trying to connect to a MicroZed board via USB serial with teraterm on Windows 7, and I am running into some issues. I was able to connect to this exact board using minicom on Linux, but I cannot ...
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Can't find server serial number

I am trying to find the serial number of a windows server 2003 R2. I used a lot of tools but i couldn't find the serial number. Note that i want the serial number and not the product key. I also ...
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Windows 7 PC - disable sending data to com ports at bootup

We have a Windows 7 pc connected via com 1 to a scale head. Windows 7 outputs data at boot up to the com port and scambles the scale head's configuration which has to be re-configured. We have ...
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Using a legal WindowsXp key with a different Windows XP disk

I'm trying to reinstall WindowsXp on a Acer PC of a friend of mine. Problem here is, it has a legal installation of WindowsXp, but the re-installation disk is nowhere to b found. I have a legal copy ...
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Get USB key manufacturer serial number

I am looking for a batch command to retrieve an USB key manufacturer serial number. I need a command that works in both Windows XP and Windows Seven. This is for a hardware follow-up. I have a script ...
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grub2 with serial backup

I just setup a headless server. I would like to administrate this via serial, but I won't always have a serial connection plugged in. If I configure GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial", grub2 will not ...
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How do I determine a USB memory stick's serial number in Cygwin?

I already know that within windows, you can get a USB memory drive's Volume Serial Number by doing dir <drive_letter>:, where <drive_letter> is the drive letter of the USB drive. I also ...
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What kind of hardware information is accessible for computers on a network?

If a computer is connected to say, your job's network what kind of hardware information can be retrieved. More specifically can an administrator get a list of all the CPU's and there serial ...
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OS X Serial Number in VM

I was wondering after installation of Mountain Lion on VMWare or other virtualization softwares (on a mac) will it show the same "serial number" in "About This Mac"? And is it possible to customize ...
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Android Development - Use of RealTerm or other program to directly manipulate and monitor radio/modem to debug Android Telephony [closed]

I and others are desperately trying to port Android 4/ICS/JB/CM10.1 from the LG Optimus 2X/P990 to the LG G2X/P999 cell phone but we haven't been able to get the phone's Qualcomm mdm6600 radio/modem ...
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Computer Serial Number - Secret? [closed]

Would there be any reason not to share once computer serial? Additionally same question regarding a battery serial? I am developing an online interface in combination with a little daemon running on ...
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Is there free software that can convert serial input messages to TCP/IP packets?

There is a serial port that can receive text messages from the external device. Now I want to pass these messages to a special software. But that software can only receive TCP/IP packet. For example, ...
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Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
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Serial Printer to USB through USB hub

I am looking at purchasing a win 8 tablet (non rt) that only has one usb port. I need to be able to connect an epson serial printer as well as a usb to ethernet adapter. Given that there is only one ...
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Serial number not found, copy of Windows not genuine

I have an HP-G71-340US notebook that I purchased 11/29/09. When I power it up, a black screen comes on that shows "serial number not found" and it also says that my copy of Windows 7 Home Basic is ...
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Skipping serial prompt installing custom unattended Windows Seven DVD and getting OEM key instead

I'm currently doing my first custom unattended Windows Seven DVD creation. I used WAIK with a retail Windows Seven DVD and created a "AutoUnattend.xml" file thanks to WSIM. Aiming to have a ...
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I can't connect to internet via lan cable because 2032 battery died and my bios bios info is now empty

I have a compaq CQ61-112SL from about 5 years now... the main battery is almost dead, doesn't keep more then 10 minutes. anyway my problem is that my motherboard battery didn't have any more energy ...
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Sharing a serial port between two processes

As it is not possible to directly share a serial port between two processes using Linux, I am looking for another way to achieve this, I have heard about socat but could not find a concrete example of ...
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How to connect to Cisco W3550 with FreeBSD

There is a pfsense 2.0.1 (FreeBSD) and the command cu for access to the serial console, there is a Cisco W3550 attached but I can't get a connection. I try following Command: cu /dev/cuau0 -speed ...
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Accept print jobs from serial port, spool to USB printer

I've got a USB printer (HP LaserJet 1018) connected to my Windows 7 desktop. I also have a USB infrared adapter (Actisys ACT-IR224UN-Li) which presents itself as a raw serial port, currently COM3. ...
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Unable to Send Large Files Over XMODEM

I'm trying to send a file to a serial device using XMODEM from within a screen terminal. It works just fine with small (633 bytes) but fails when I try to send a larger file (3.3 kilobytes). This is ...
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serial console output goes away while booting

I added console=ttyS0,57600n8 to my kernel command line. I get the normal boot messages until this [ 5.123106] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) Begin: ...
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Where can I find (and how can I install) the correct driver for an Evolution ER1 robot on Windows XP?

This question is rather esoteric, but an hour of net-perusing led me nowhere useful. I am attempting to get an old Evolution ER1 robot kit (no longer produced) running on Windows XP. The install CD ...
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Picking right serial device

I have several identical USB to serial port adapters on my Fedora FC12 server. Each time I boot, the devices seem to change devices names (/dev/ttyUSBn). Now I will assume that the bus and device ...
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Windows 7 CDC-232 Drivers Issues

This is the single most infuriating issue I have with Windows ever since XP. I recently built a new system and bought Windows 7 32bit. I am an electrical engineering student and I have a whole host ...
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How to send a file via xmodem to a serial device?

I need to send a file via xmodem to a serial device, from the command line. Must be 115200 8N1 with no flow control. I can't for the life of me work out how to do this! I'm using ubuntu if it makes ...
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Filtering serial port io

I am currently working on a project where I communicate with hardware via a com port on its respective pc(win xp or 7) It is a fairly large project and sifting through the log file can be a bit of ...
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can a bad cable break serial port

I had a really strange experience last week, I am not quite sure if this is the right place to ask it, I decided to give it a go. One of the technicians in my company was preparing some serial cables ...
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Can't communicate using PuTTY, but can with Termite

I'm trying to establish a serial connection to a peripheral from my PC's RS-232 port. Pretty simple stuff, and I've had not trouble doing it with countless peripherals before. And yet when I configure ...
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Emulating a Serial Device on OS X

I have been working with building Microcontroller (mostly Arduino) based devices for the past few months and have been quite surprised by the seeming lack of any form of serial emulation. I know ...
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Serial redirection for a desktop computer

Lets suppose I have a desktop computer. Is there any way (i.e. a PCI card or some kind of software/hardware) through which I can enable the computer to support serial redirection? By serial ...
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How to enable and set Event Characters for FTDI drivers?

When sending only few bits of data via FTDI USB-Serial cable to the PC, you have to wait for one of the following conditions to occur before you get your data according to FTDI's AN232B-04, Data ...
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ftdi_open() of ftdi_sio v1.4.3 crash at _spin_lock_irqsave

i'm working on an sms related program using a ftdichip modem in gentoo-2.6.30 with ftdi_sio driver v1.4.3. But i'm running into a weird situation now: when OS starts up, my program will try to open ...
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How can I get a device with parallel interface to work on my laptop?

I have performed a product search for USB-to-parallel and ExpressCard-to-parallel adapters but when I read the reviews everyone complains that only work with printers. Where can I get an adapter ...
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ubuntu libvirt serial console requires ttyS0 restart to connect?

I'm attempting to configure serial access from my libvirt host to one of its guests. I've configured the device on the guest and started it: jsharpe@sel-app1:~$ cat /etc/init/ttyS0.conf # ttyS0 - ...
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...