glennervin at cableone.net
Thu Nov 28 23:44:41 EST 2002
You have to have a special USB to serial cable made, as USB usually puts out
power for a given device, and a serial device, as you know, uses a separate
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Howell" <showell at lrxms.net>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: (no subject)
You know I saw on Computer Geeks, http://www.computergeeks.com a usb to
serial adapter. I wonder if this would work for serial synths. I have a
feeling not, but I hope I'm wrong. ANyone know?
On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 09:20:04PM -0500, Patrick Turnage wrote:
> My mom wanted me to do some shopping for notebooks for christmas. I have a
> hint that when I get home on december 20, she's going to ask me the best
> deal I found. She said no more than 1000 dollars.
> I have found the toshiba 1115-S103 from Bestbuy for 1099 with a 200 dollar
> The specifications look fine to me, except. It does not have a serial port
> or floppy disk drive.
> 1. How can I install jaws on a computer with no floppy disk drive? What
> people doing to boot the system? Aside from bootible cdrom.
> 2. What would be the best way to have serial devices accessable to the
> system? I may want to install Linux so having the serial port workable
> speakup is what I want. That is the only thing I use the serial port for..
> My mom has placed a few requirements on me, like the machine has to be
> pickupable from a store.. So I'm at the murcy of their pricing...
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> Patrick Turnage
> E-mail: pturnage at tampabay.rr.com
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