[Nut-upsuser] Re: [Nut-upsdev] megatec driver and usb-to-serial converters

Doug Reynolds mav at wastegate.net
Thu Nov 2 13:42:15 CET 2006

Carlos Rodrigues wrote:
> On 11/2/06, Peter Selinger <selinger at mathstat.dal.ca> wrote:
>> All the "serial over USB" devices that I have seen have used a
>> manufacturer-specific hack. So connecting to a USB device should not
>> usually be as simple as connecting to /dev/something.
> I was under that impression too, but I saw a discussion about UMTS/3G
> cards under Linux where it was mentioned that they most of them used a
> regular serial-to-usb converter, which just wasn't recognized by the
> kernel and required those two parameters to "usbserial", so I thought
> "hey, maybe this works for USB UPSes too!"
I not sure if this helps, but Windows XP automatically supports serial 
to USB cables without installing any additional drivers..  There is 
probably some kind of spec...  good luck finding it though.

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