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Edgeport Drivers for Linux?

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I see there are drivers for various OS including Solaris but are there any for Linux? I'm using Ubuntu.

Thanks,

Rick
asked Jul 2, 2007 in USB Serial by Rick_W New to the Community (1 point)

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If you have a modern version of Ubuntu installed, it should be running a 2.6 kernel. The Edgeport driver is built into 2.6 kernels, so installation should be a breeze - just plug in the Edgeport and access the serial ports as "device nodes", i.e. /dev/ttyUSB0 for serial port 1, /dev/ttyUSB1 for serial port 2, and so forth.

Let me know if you're running a 2.4 kernel, though, as I would need to send you the Edgeport driver package for Linux. If you're not sure what kernel you're running, issue the command "uname -a".
answered Jul 2, 2007 by jeremym Veteran of the Digi Community (1,687 points)
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm using kernel 2.6 so I'll give it a try.

Take care,

Rick

> If you have a modern version of Ubuntu installed, it
> should be running a 2.6 kernel. The Edgeport driver
> is built into 2.6 kernels, so installation should be
> a breeze - just plug in the Edgeport and access the
> serial ports as "device nodes", i.e. /dev/ttyUSB0 for
> serial port 1, /dev/ttyUSB1 for serial port 2, and so
> forth.
>
> Let me know if you're running a 2.4 kernel, though,
> as I would need to send you the Edgeport driver
> package for Linux. If you're not sure what kernel
> you're running, issue the command "uname -a".
answered Jul 2, 2007 by Rick_W New to the Community (1 point)
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Is there an updated version to the drivers included in the 2.6 kernel? We currently have an edgeport serial hub that is not working with the latest drivers. The part number is: (1P)50001314-01 it returns a product ID of 0x244. Looking through the driver source code the highest supported ID is 0x243.
answered Jul 20, 2007 by mpeppin New to the Community (3 points)
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Exactly what kernel version are you running? Let me know the results of the following command:

uname -a
answered Jul 20, 2007 by jeremym Veteran of the Digi Community (1,687 points)
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Linux kernel version 2.6.21.1
Edgeport Driver ver 2.7

Also tried on kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
answered Jul 20, 2007 by mpeppin New to the Community (3 points)
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You have a newer model Edgeport/8 that requires a patch for 2.6 kernels.

Update your e-mail address in your profile and I'll send you a patch to try, with installation instructions.
answered Jul 20, 2007 by jeremym Veteran of the Digi Community (1,687 points)
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Updated. Thanks for your help.
answered Jul 20, 2007 by mpeppin New to the Community (3 points)
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Hi jeremy!

I have the same problem here. My kernel version is 2.6.18. Could you mail me the update too? Thank you!

regards
answered Jan 14, 2009 by wismerst New to the Community (1 point)
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The closest patch we have is for a 2.6.16 kernel so it may or may not work on your 2.6.18 system but it's an easy thing to try. I'll e-mail it to you shortly.
answered Jan 14, 2009 by jeremym Veteran of the Digi Community (1,687 points)
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I'll be needing the patch as well I guess as my Edgeport\4r (3001-1002-16) is not showing up in Ubuntu 9.10 (2.6.31-20-generic)
answered Mar 25, 2010 by James.Goddard New to the Community (3 points)
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