Connect two machines with prolific cable

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – Hi i have a ryan@crunchbang:~$ lsusb ... Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2501 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2501 USB-USB Bridge (USB 2.0) ...which i was hoping to connect two crunchbang machines with.  both are stable, backported, but one is 32bit and the other is 64bit.  I remember once being able to just plug it into two windows boxes and didn't have to do anything, i could see each computer pop up in the other's file manager, but that's not happening when i connect these two machines.  i found the (windows) drivers at : http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?id (HowTos)