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

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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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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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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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A fake COM port on Windows XP?

I have a win32 program that communicates via serial port (RS-232 / EIA-232 / COM). I would like to intercept redirect that communication without installing a virtual COM port (filter?) driver like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Boot messages on both VGA and serial console

I use RHEL6 (with GRUB and upstart from Ubuntu) and want to put boot messages on my normal VGA console as well on serial port. I got GRUB to put messages on one of them, but not on both at same time. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moxa - NPort 5110 as HTTP Server or similar

I have a NPort 5110 Serial Device Server connecting our Automation Control Box to the LAN so we can communicate with it from a non-local pc via mapped com port. (if you are unfamiliar with the device ...
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RTTY serial decoder for Linux?

I am in need of a Linux RTTY (50 baud, 170 shift) decoder that can output to serial. I have been googling this for a while and keep coming up blank. Even a script goes a long way here.
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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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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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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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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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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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Kernel programming for serial input device

This is probably an 'advanced' Linux/kernel question (please help me finding the right place to post it, if not here...) I have an RFID reader that is actually a Serial-to-USB device (found it ...