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[aprssig] Tomtom's For APRS (Question)

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Mon Apr 2 13:55:32 UTC 2012


On Apr 2, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Andre wrote:

> On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:08:55 +0200, Andrew P.  <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> You were right, Sander. I tried my D72 on a different Windows XP system and got the "Installing new hardware" dialogs. But it was plug-and-play on old Linux (other than the annoying feature of reordering the device names of multiple USB-serial ports on every reboot).
>> 
>> Now, how to write software to auto-discover which device name my D72 showed up on _this_ reboot......
>> 
>> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> 
> simple, don't reboot, reboots are for installing internal hardware and updating kernals ;)
> I think you can fix ordering with an init.d script, might have to look into that.

There are several ways to do this, including symbolic links into /dev/ to point at the appropriate device so that an external script can find the device and then create the link.  Look at the "tcl-expect" scripting tools for an easy way to "send-stuff" and then act on "what come back".

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW


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