[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Using the 770 as a serial terminal

From: Daniel Henninger jadestorm at nc.rr.com
Date: Mon Jun 26 16:58:29 EEST 2006
That is absolutely wonderful news!  Thank you very much!!!


On Jun 26, 2006, at 9:52 AM, Fabio Forno wrote:

> On 6/26/06, Daniel Henninger <jadestorm at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I don't own a 770 myself yet, but a friend from work got one and I'm
> sold once I have the money in hand to purchase one... but in the
> process of testing it out I showed it around and generated a floor
> full of interesting.  *grin*  That said, one question that came up is
> if we could get a mini-usb -> (whatever magic) -> serial port adapter
> and use it with the Nokia 770 as a portable terminal for our servers
> and such at work.  I haven't seen any terminal related applications
> yet, so at some level I'm simply wondering if it's possible
> conceptually or if there is no way the hardware can support this?
> I'm using one of these adapters with the 770 and everything worked  
> out of the box. The usb-serial module is already present in the the  
> kernel and it's automatically loaded when you plug in the adapter  
> (provided you use a hub for the powering the usb port).
> If you want to use python with pyserial you need just to  
> reintroduce the termios module that had been stripped out, but it's  
> a 5' work
> -- 
> Fabio Forno, PhD
> Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
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