Opinion about Linux Foundation courses

Kevin McKinney klmckinney1 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 15:34:24 UTC 2010


Hi Jason,

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Jason
<linuxdriverproject at lakedaemon.net> wrote:
> Kevin McKinney wrote:
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 6:45 AM, Andre Nogueira
>> <andre.neo.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> I understand you opinion Greg.
>>>
>>> There are lots of documentation about Linux Kernel. For example, I have
>>> been studying  "Linux Kernel Development 3rd Edition".
>>
>> I am a newbie also and have read/studied tons of books on the Linux kernel
>> over the last three years; however, the best way to learn the kernel and
>> device drivers is to take on a small project.  By doing this I have learned
>> so much more.
>>
>
> agreed.
>
>> In addition, I spent a lot of time trying to create a serial TTL port
>>  to RS232 serial cable with no luck. I understand the need for this; (to
>> boot into a specific kernel); however I am not sure how to create
>>  this cable.  I was able to boot into a kernel of my choosing a different
>> way; but can someone provide guidance on the creation of
>> the cable for my own edification.
>>
>
> I've had very good luck with this [1] cable.  You can get the wire-end
> variant, but honestly, I like the plug better.  The pins come out easily, so
> I can reorder the pins depending on the project.

The pin layout of my TTL port is 3V3 TXD RXD GND; would this work with
the cable you suggested; It has two extra pins?  Thanks for your help.

Thanks,
Kevin

>
> hth,
>
> Jason.
>
> [1]
> http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=768-1015-ND
>



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