Don Marti

Fri 28 Nov 2008 09:21:38 AM PST

i dot Connect USB-Serial Cable Linux

The "i dot connect USB-Serial Cable" made by PPA International, which I bought at Fry's, works fine in Linux. (I have kernel on here.)

    idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303

The chip is the Prolific Technology Inc. PL-2303, and the driver has been in the kernel for quite a while. According to the comments it goes back to kernel 2.2. If you're building from source it's


(I'm using this with a null modem cable to set up some Coraid ATA over Ethernet boxes.)

"As Linux supports a larger number of different devices 'out of the box' than any other operating system, and it supports these devices on more different processor architectures than any other operating system, this proven type of development model must be doing something right :)" -- Greg Kroah-Hartman