I just want to test the serial interface on an old laptop - I have been informed that it might be useful for ham radio (I think?) if it's working, even though USB and PCMCIA are not working. I'll probably use an old DOS program, but I can't remember the name of the program.
Hamish On 19 March 2023 15:31:44 GMT, Peter Merchant <petermerch...@hotmail.com> wrote: >Yes, I think I have a laplink cable also. But the program? Or what linux >program can use a laplink cable? Assuming Hamish is working in linux at >this point. > >P. > > >On 19/03/2023 13:00, Hugh Frater wrote: >> Null-modem cables are still available new, if required. We still use them >> extensively in the offshore survey industry, which is still heavily reliant >> on the old serial port. >> >> I might have both a serial and parallel lap link cable floating about if >> required. >> >> On Sun, 19 Mar 2023 at 10:06, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty <ham...@hamishmb.com> >> wrote: >> >>> I think I have a 25-15 converter already, but yeah a Centronics cable and >>> a null-modem serial cable would be useful. IIRC, they can also be uses for >>> file transfer, or would I need a special parallel cable for that too? >>> >>> I know there's an option for it somewhere in the settings, I'll have a >>> look and get back to you later. >>> >>> Hamish >>> >>> On 19 March 2023 09:43:06 GMT, Peter Merchant <petermerch...@hotmail.com> >>> wrote: >>>> I have both, hidden away in the garage. Is that a parallel >>> printer(Centronics) cable that you want, or just a 25way extension cable. >>>> Also somewhere I should have some 25-15 way D-converters if required. >>> (not exactly sure where they are). > > >-- > Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2023-04-04 20:00 > Check to whom you are replying > Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk > New thread, don't hijack: mailto:email@example.com -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2023-04-04 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org