Subject: MicroVAX serial ports
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Ball <email@example.com>
Date: 07/20/2002 10:56:36
MK> The serial interfaces are dz-type thingies, the dz is
> a quad-port serial interface AFAIK. So all 4
> interfaces are the same type...
That sounds good, since presumably it means they can all
share a common driver, with perhaps a little buffer memory
for each port. I just looked in a couple of obvious, but
possibly wrong, places (including the 'Supported Hardware'
list) but didn't find specific mention of dz. I could
check th source, but I don't have room to unpack it right
now. Am I right in thinking that dz support has already
been written, and works?
MK> ...and i think, even electrical signals for keyboard
> and mouse are the usual RS232 stuff.
Great! I could build TTL/RS-232 level shifters if I had to,
but this saves me some time (a commodity that's in short
supply right now ;-) and probably makes things neater.
MK> Maybe you don't get handshake from those connectors,
I think all of the things I'm hoping to connect to support
XON/XOFF flow control, but I'll try to verify that.
Thanks for your help.
- Andy Ball.