[ILUG] Reverse engineering serial protocol
stephen at lincor.com
Fri Oct 1 10:49:32 IST 2004
Dale Dunlea wrote:
>>>I've googled and only found drivers for other manufacturers. Don't
>>>suppose anyone else has had any experience with such a device?
>> I have indeed. All such investigations with serial settings is
>>pointless unless you have the relevant driver in your
>>/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/ or similar path and then have a
>>entry to configure the device.
> Not necessarily true. I just want to control one specific application,
> so I can have it talk directly to the serial port if needs be.
Fair enough if you're not going the X route.
>>There will be a controller board that
>>you need to identify what manufacturer it's from to get the correct
>>driver. CTX's website at a brief glance isn't forth coming, I could
>>only obtain that it uses a resistive 5-wire touchscreen. The website
>>only has MS Window flavor drivers, drop them an email and see
>>tell you what controller they use.
> Call me cynical but I somehow don't expect much from that. Will give it
> a go though.
While you mightn't get the information you're looking for at least CTX
might register that people wish to use their product with linux. Also
mention that you're investigation their product for a commercial
product, might grease the wheels a little :)
Stephen Brooks <stephen at lincor.com> 17 Dame Court
Software Engineer Dublin 2, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 6746413
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