QNX4.22 on a laptop

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Derek Williams

QNX4.22 on a laptop

Post by Derek Williams » Sat Jul 29, 2000 10:39 am

Hi All


I need some technical info and was wondering whether you could perhaps
assist. I need to install QNX4.22 on a laptop. I then need to install my
application called HTC to run on QNX. I have tested this and it does work.
I have one problem though and that is that my application HTC needs to talk
via two serial ports. Unfortunately there are no laptops around with two
serial ports onboard. I attempted to use a USB to RS232 serial port
converter and this did not help, I have no QNX drivers for the USB to Serial
port device. Is there a driver that will allow me to use the PS2 port as a
serial port under QNX4.22?

My application definitely works when you install it on a normal desktop with
two onboard serial ports. Is there any advice you could give me on setting
up a second serial port on a laptop so that it appears as “comm2” to my
application. Is there a locally available PCMCIA card which provides a
serial port and has drivers for QNX4.22? Do you perhaps know of a locally
available laptop that comes with two “physical” serial ports onboard.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank and cheers for now.

Regards

Derek Williams, Cape Town, South Africa

Mario Charest

Re: QNX4.22 on a laptop

Post by Mario Charest » Sat Jul 29, 2000 12:52 pm

"Derek Williams" <deredge@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8luc5o$ppv$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi All


I need some technical info and was wondering whether you could perhaps
assist. I need to install QNX4.22 on a laptop. I then need to install my
application called HTC to run on QNX. I have tested this and it does
work.
I have one problem though and that is that my application HTC needs to
talk
via two serial ports. Unfortunately there are no laptops around with two
serial ports onboard. I attempted to use a USB to RS232 serial port
converter and this did not help, I have no QNX drivers for the USB to
Serial
port device.
There are not driver for USB, some are in Beta at the moment I beleive but
it's for 4.25.

Is there a driver that will allow me to use the PS2 port as a
serial port under QNX4.22?
No
My application definitely works when you install it on a normal desktop
with
two onboard serial ports. Is there any advice you could give me on
setting
up a second serial port on a laptop so that it appears as "comm2" to my
application. Is there a locally available PCMCIA card which provides a
serial port and has drivers for QNX4.22? Do you perhaps know of a locally
available laptop that comes with two "physical" serial ports onboard.

Yes I'v seen som PCMCIA card that adds serial port and work with QNX
(from BlackBox). But 4.22 doesn't have PCMCIA support, you might
be able to use the on in 4.25.
Any info would be appreciated.

Thank and cheers for now.

Regards

Derek Williams, Cape Town, South Africa






Ken Recchia

Re: QNX4.22 on a laptop

Post by Ken Recchia » Sat Jul 29, 2000 1:17 pm

Don't try using PCMCIA without the latest 4.25 and patches.

Mario Charest wrote:
"Derek Williams" <deredge@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8luc5o$ppv$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi All


I need some technical info and was wondering whether you could perhaps
assist. I need to install QNX4.22 on a laptop. I then need to install my
application called HTC to run on QNX. I have tested this and it does
work.
I have one problem though and that is that my application HTC needs to
talk
via two serial ports. Unfortunately there are no laptops around with two
serial ports onboard. I attempted to use a USB to RS232 serial port
converter and this did not help, I have no QNX drivers for the USB to
Serial
port device.

There are not driver for USB, some are in Beta at the moment I beleive but
it's for 4.25.

Is there a driver that will allow me to use the PS2 port as a
serial port under QNX4.22?


No

My application definitely works when you install it on a normal desktop
with
two onboard serial ports. Is there any advice you could give me on
setting
up a second serial port on a laptop so that it appears as "comm2" to my
application. Is there a locally available PCMCIA card which provides a
serial port and has drivers for QNX4.22? Do you perhaps know of a locally
available laptop that comes with two "physical" serial ports onboard.

Yes I'v seen som PCMCIA card that adds serial port and work with QNX
(from BlackBox). But 4.22 doesn't have PCMCIA support, you might
be able to use the on in 4.25.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank and cheers for now.

Regards

Derek Williams, Cape Town, South Africa






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