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HOWTO: Detecting serial port buffer overrun errors in Linux

Purpose: A common question that many people have who have been playing with serial ports under Linux is to detect serial overrun errors while debugging/testing their serial ports. Unfortunately, there is no utility that I know off which lets you measure the overrun error in real time. However this ability is in-built into the Linux […]

TIP: Serial port locked while using minicom

I general use the program minicom to use my serial ports in Debian Linux. Many program including the likes of X server, create a “temporary lock” file in some of the temporary directory in Linux like /tmp or /var/tmp/, so that there is no access violation in case if another user is trying to use […]

HOWTO: Testing Serial Ports under Debian Linux

Purpose: This blog entry explains how you can determine whether your Serial Ports on your system works or not under Debian Linux. Requirements: Two computers running Debian Linux At least one Serial Port on each of the computer A Serial Cable that runs from one computer (Computer A) to another computer (Computer B) with proper […]

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