PC Serial Communication Issue

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, I have been trying to set up communication between an MSP430 and my computer (running Ubuntu). I have had two problems with using the serial ports (one for each of /dev/ttyACM0 and /dev/ttyS0). Note that I doubt the problem is MSP430-specific. /dev/ttyS0 The first problem arises when I tried to connect the MSP directly to the motherboard serial port. When reading from /dev/ttyS0 I get the data: Code: 5e4845d2d31b0abafadbaaeabafabb6acabaea1acaaafa5b2b7b (in hex) instead of: Code: Could not read distance :-(\r\n The read text is of length 26, whereas the text that shou (Hardware)