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Date:      Sat, 2 May 2015 23:42:45 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: USB to serial adapter
Message-ID:  <20150502234245.e1098b2a.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20150502145500.GA2402@c720-r276659>
References:  <20150502145500.GA2402@c720-r276659>

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On Sat, 2 May 2015 16:55:00 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> I have an old VT100 terminal and want this connect to a laptop running
> FreeBSD which has only USB ports (just for fun to participate in some
> Vintage Computer Festival). Anybody knows a good adapter which works
> with our uplcom(4) driver?

I'd be interested in that topic, too. I have the DEC vt101
which still works (tested with _real_ serial port), but
as serial ports are vanishing on desktops, and are being
nonexistent on laptops, this would be a nice recipe to
have in order to bring a piece of museum art back to life.

Furthermore, I'd be interested if this approach will only
work for communication devices (serial terminal lines), or
if it can also be used for pointing devices (serial mice,
maybe even digitizer tablets).


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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