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[ubuntu] Serial Port -> USB Conversion

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi everyone, I am using a Windows only piece of software called Suunto Dive Manager and running it through Wine (standard Ubuntu install of Wine). The problem I have is that I am running this on my laptop which doesn't have any serial ports. The hardware connection is serial but I am using a cable converter so I can fit connect to the USB ports on the laptop. This seems to work well and looking at dmesg|tail reveals: Code: [  415.752177] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ohci_hcd [  415.920579] pl2303 3-2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected [  415.942 (Hardware)