I second thisabishur wrote:I haven't seen any ready to buy cables out there, but I have heard of several people doing it, perhaps one of them would be kind enough to post a detailed part list and instructions for assembly?
It's more a case of "probably not able" rather than "not willing" My original post referred to USB-serial cables:bredman wrote:If you are not willing to make your own hardware, would a USB-connected serial port be suitable for you?
This is one I use with Debian all the time http://www.dx.com/p/24799
Also, the most likely "serial terminal" I'd be using, would be my netbook via... the aforementioned USB-serial cable. Even if I bought another one, I'd need to add a gender-changer to one of the cables to join them together - also, are there likely to be any issues with two computers both communicating over a USB-serial-USB link? Might be interesting to tryBTW, I know about USB-serial adapter cables - I own one, and would probably use it with my netbook as a serial terminal - but I'd rather bypass USB on the Pi for this, in case I meet a scenario where USB/Ethernet is part of the problem (or otherwise unresponsive).
I came late to this dicussion.tawalker wrote:....
BTW, I know about USB-serial adapter cables - I own one, and would probably use it with my netbook as a serial terminal - but I'd rather bypass USB on the Pi for this, in case I meet a scenario where USB/Ethernet is part of the problem (or otherwise unresponsive).
Sorry if I'm overlooking the obvious - I checked the FAQ too
Many thanks for your help.
Do you know what commands to use to access this from a language, like Python or C? Or is it just the normal input stuff?rurwin wrote:The serial port on the GPIO header works and it is already configured to let you log in on it.
Why are you adding in the extra complexity? The solution from Gert is simpler.tawalker wrote:[RasPi] <-> GPIO* <-> female DE-9 connector <-> male DE-9 <-> USB-serial cable <-> [netbook]