[fpc-pascal] USB serial interface
RainerStratmann at t-online.de
Thu Dec 28 22:36:25 CET 2006
Am Donnerstag, 28. Dezember 2006 14:03 schrieb Andreas Berger:
> My problem is that there are cheap motherboards appearing
> that no longer have serial ports. I'm afraid that soon none will.
> Therefore I am looking for alternatives.
I'm running also a DOS Program and now it is ported to Linux.
Actually it runs on both platforms!
Graphical output is done with framebuffer mode and in Linux you can switch to
runlevel 2 (text mode only) and if you had set the correct graphical mode in
the bootloader you can switch into direct framebuffer mode from the console.
Using a Knoppix live Linux CD installed at the harddisk switching off the KDE
It is not that hard that it may seems to port a DOS program to Linux I would
say now in a rewiev.
In Linux you have the advantage that you don't have to search for drivers and
I would like to add ISDN capability to the program. I don't now if it is that
easy in DOS... The same with Internet connectivity...
Also the Harddrive capabilities are not limited...
Also you can make a diskless-system easier...
Autostart you can also do and many things more...
When I switch to Linux I thought about if it is possible just to switch power
of without harddisc data corruption. With ext3 filesystem it is possible like
But there ARE actually embedded motherboards with 4 serial ports, but not that
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