[mythtv-users] Issues with serial port

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 16:29:02 UTC 2010


On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Calvin Harrigan
<charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> Two things:
> Odds are that it's being setup up as a usb serial interface. /dev/ttyusbx,
> where x is some number 0 or greater.
>
> If that's not the case, it might be cheaper to get an external usb->serial
> converter as the comm to the converter is an actual serial stream as opposed
> to say an infrared pickup that's actually uses bit banging.

Tried doing channel -v -p /dev/ttyUSB0 and it just hung and gave no
output (not verbose, nothing).  ttyusb0 is the only interface in /dev:
[root at localhost ~]# ls /dev/ttyUSB*
/dev/ttyUSB0


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