[aprssig] Re: [Xastir] D700 with Mac

Bruce, KQ4TV aprs at almostanywhere.com
Sun May 29 23:07:53 EDT 2005

One way I do it is to type in an xterm

ls /dev | grep -i usb

then plug in your USB-Serial adapter
again run

ls /dev | grep -i usb

and look at the difference.

I use /dev/cu.usbserial0 on my iBook and it works like a champ with my 

Bruce, KQ4TV

Bruce W. Martin, KQ4TV
Trustee for NT4UX
Nashville Linux User Group - Amateur Radio- Special Interest Group

On May 27, 2005, at 7:59 PM, Jason Winningham wrote:

> On May 27, 2005, at 4:56 PM, Keith Kaiser wrote:
>> what I call the USB ports,
> You may call them lots of things before it's over. (:  What's 
> important is what the driver calls them.
> The device special file name (/dev/whatever) depends on the driver.  
> The only USB/RS232 device I use on the mac is a Keyspan.  It names the 
> port something like
> /dev/tty.USA28X822P2.2
> in this case the model number is 28, "P2.2" indicates port 2 of a dual 
> port adapter, and the "822" part is some derivative of where it's at 
> in the USB device "tree".  The "822" part changes depending on where 
> you plug the thing in (and how many times you have rebooted).  there 
> is also a /dev/cu.USA28X822P2.2 version.  the tty vs. cu versions make 
> no difference to xastir, as far as I can tell.  I always use the tty 
> flavor.
> If you don't have a Keyspan, check the documentation that came with 
> the device to see what the name will be.  Do _not_ expect to grab any 
> old adapter and have it work - you must have drivers, and Apple 
> doesn't provide them.
> I'm typing this message on a dual G4 with xastir visible in the 
> background, it's running on my dual G5 at work, and it's on my 
> powerbook as well.  I've used the D700 (rarely; i usually use the D7 
> to connect to a computer).  Just a data point to let you know that it 
> will work.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv

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