[amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] Re: Macbook and U232-P9 serial

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Wed Jan 30 11:55:01 PST 2008

I tried a MCT Chipset one - no luck

I tried an older belkin - no luck

I have been told JAYCAR here sell a prololific chipset one i am am  
going to try that.

I did try a prolific PL2303 one from work and it fires up fine.

On 31/01/2008, at 12:55 AM, Bruce Bostwick wrote:

> Yeah, that sounds about like my experience with some peripherals whose
> vendors haven't quite picked up on the fact that OS 9 is now obsolete
> by several years and no currently shipping Macs will run it even in
> Classic mode (because it won't run at all on Intel-based Macs), and
> they don't realize that a Mac from 7-8 years ago is a *completely*
> different animal from a present-day Mac.
> Any luck with open source/Linux style drivers?  If they'll run under
> BSD or a distro that's BSD-like enough to satisfy them, they might be
> adaptable to Darwin with some tweaking and maybe a bit of luck .. :)
> On Jan 29, 2008, at 6:12 PM, John Heaton wrote:
>>> I have had excellent results with Keyspan usb<>serial adapters on my
>>> macs.
>> When I got my first Mac I borrowed a friends keyspan adapter for a
>> few days and it worked fine.  When he asked for it back (;-(), I had
>> a look around for one locally and found a usb<>rs232 adapter in a
>> local Maplin store - the assistant looked at the package and read off
>> 'works on MacOS' so I went away happy.  When I got home and had
>> ripped the packaging open it would not pick it up at all on my Mac,
>> so I had a closer look at the wording on the package - not much of it
>> in english and sure enough it did say it would work on MacOS - but it
>> didn't say anything about MacOSX. Probably the assistant didn't know
>> the difference.
>> since then I've used several keyspan adapters and all were picked up
>> correctly by MacOSX.
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