[Rack] minotaur serial ports

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed Jul 10 09:18:20 UTC 2013

yes it's plugged from the octopus USB thing.  it came up as a new device 
under dmesg when i plugged it in.  it just didn't hear anything from the 
rfid reader.

it could be a hardware problem having nothing to do with the USB adaptor. 
either way we certainly have at least one more RS232 to USB adaptor, so we 
shouldn't need to buy more.

yes the one that used to go to the RFID reader has been stolen by 
"bikeshed".  (bikeshed should be kicked out for stealing)

Dana has almost got the RFID reader working!  this is a terrible time for 
us to lose contact with the reader.


On Wed, 10 Jul 2013, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> What is the soekris thing? Does it go from the new, really-wide
> Soekris to the "bikeshed" Soekris (narrower)?
> If so, that'd be quite useful to keep, but we could probably do
> without for a bit. That's just a backup in case something breaks on
> there.
> Is that Octopus USB hub thing connected?
> How many ports are free? I think we ought to just buy some PL2303 dongles.
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> so, before Minotaur was taken apart and replaced, there was a USB to serial
>> adaptor connecting to the RFID reader.  It was a keyspan.
>> I think now it's being used to connect to a soekris thing.
>> so i grabbed another USB to RS232 thing from mischief but it doesn't seem to
>> work... and i'm not sure where all the other ones went.  does anyone else
>> have one they can bring in?  Or can i try switching with the soekris thing?
>> -jake
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