Re: Serial Devices

From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 2001-02-06 20:23:02

--- Robin Harbron <> wrote:
> Ruud Baltissen wrote:
> > > It must be Windows based as that's what the software included
> > > with these gadgets works with.
> > 
> > Why? RS232 is OS independent, or do I miss a point?
> To be more clear - I have a number of "gadgets" (digital camera,
> TI-86 calculator, Palm Pilot, Cybiko) that have 9-pin serial
> cables.  These items ship with Windows based software that allows
> data to be transferred to and from the camera, for example.

Go over to the Linux side and have a look around there for your
devices.  I know there are programs to dump the Palm Pilot; I
use pilotxfer.  It works great, especially for a physical backup
of my Palm.

Digital cameras, however, are another matter.  Each one is different.

Maybe you can save some time looking at the source for pilotxfer,


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