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can't access Serial Ports
- From: rwj <r_wray_johnson at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:46:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: can't access Serial Ports
I just recently installed cygwin on my WinXP box here at work. I am trying to
migrate my Perl scripts over to the cygwin environment.
But now I can not access my Serial Ports thru cygwin. for instance, when I
tried installing a serial port device module for perl, the make file died with
the following error:
could not open port '/dev/ttyS1'. Are permissions correct?
i went to look in my root cygwin directory, and i dont even have a /dev
directory. all of my websearches on this subject finds info that assumes my
/dev/ttyS<x> is available.
does cygwin normally not install a /dev directory? do i need to create this
manually? I am not sure what to do here, and this is a major stumbling block.
Much of my work involves testing serial ports, modems, etc.
For the record, all of these still work in the Win32 environment, just not in
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