[Nut-upsuser] NUT, Ubuntu and Serial Ports

Arjen de Korte nut+users at de-korte.org
Mon Jan 5 15:40:59 UTC 2009

Citeren Huge <huge at huge.org.uk>:

> I am about to retire my Sun Solaris workstation and replace it with a
> Intel box (A Dell Inspiron 530) running Ubuntu. My UPS (an APC
> SmartUPS2200) only has a serial port for communicating with its
> controlling host. The Sun has a serial port, but the Dell doesn't.
> So ... what kind of serial port should I get? I don't really want to
> waste a precious PCI slot on a serial card (unless I can get a combo
> card with, say, an RS232 port and a firewire port). OTOH, I know nada
> about the USB to RS232 adaptors now widely available.

Prolific PL-2303 based USB to RS-232 adapters will probably cause the  
least hassle. I have a couple of them from various brands and they all  
work flawlessly. I've seen mixed results with Cypress Semiconductor  
(another popular one) which seem to be working fine for some people  
and not at all for others. YMMV.

Best regards, Arjen
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