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Hi,

I am looking for a laptop with serial and a parallel port which appears
to be endangered species now a days.

So one option is to use PCMCIA-serial card

I am thinking about buying this one ( it is without serial,parallel
ports)
Acer Aspire 5000 ( AMD Turion 64bit with DVDRW )
http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as5000.htm

I will be using Linux,Solaris ( and never windows ) on the notebook.
Has anyone used PCMCIA-serial without much trouble on Linux? If yes
then which brand?

I will be using serial port among other reasons for programming my
microcontroller programmer boards using GPUTILS (
http://gputils.sourceforge.net )

second option would be USB<->RS232
Again has anyone used such devices with Linux,Solaris,FreeBSD?
If yes which brand/model?

What do I do about parallel port?

Has anyone found any good Docking Station working great on Linux?

Thanks
- Surinder
 

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I run Ubuntu Linux on my IBM Thinkpad T42. Thinkpads are well
supported in the Linux world. The T-series Thinpad has a parallel port
but not an rs232 serial port. FWIW, my Q-Stor PCMCIA-Firewire worked
"out of the box," no config needed.
 
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surindersingh@yahoo.com wrote:
>I am looking for a laptop with serial and a parallel port which appears
>to be endangered species now a days.

What's wrong with the Dell Latitude? My D600 has both, and IIRC so
does the D610...
 
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Amazingly, the Dell Inspiron 600m current production laptop has both
serial and parallel ports built-in.


surindersingh@yahoo.com wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am looking for a laptop with serial and a parallel port which appears
> to be endangered species now a days.
>
> So one option is to use PCMCIA-serial card
>
> I am thinking about buying this one ( it is without serial,parallel
> ports)
> Acer Aspire 5000 ( AMD Turion 64bit with DVDRW )
> http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as5000.htm
>
> I will be using Linux,Solaris ( and never windows ) on the notebook.
> Has anyone used PCMCIA-serial without much trouble on Linux? If yes
> then which brand?
>
> I will be using serial port among other reasons for programming my
> microcontroller programmer boards using GPUTILS (
> http://gputils.sourceforge.net )
>
> second option would be USB<->RS232
> Again has anyone used such devices with Linux,Solaris,FreeBSD?
> If yes which brand/model?
>
> What do I do about parallel port?
>
> Has anyone found any good Docking Station working great on Linux?
>
> Thanks
> - Surinder
>
 
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