usb to serial bridge driver

ed miller07 at suddenlink.net
Wed Nov 7 16:38:28 GMT 2007


David Vincent wrote:
> ed wrote:
>   
>> I am attempting to setup my insulin pump with vmware server on Gutsy. 
>> The server is running windoze xp pro. I have set up the software that 
>> reads the data thru the dongle. I have attempted to install the windoze 
>> dongle driver in xp but xp will not recognize the dongle which is 
>> attached to a usb to serial bridge. Ubuntu lists the serial port in the 
>> hardware manager. My thinking was that if Gutsy could see the device 
>> then vmware would also see it and pass it to the windoze guest but this 
>> is not the case. I have looked at VMware forums but could not find any 
>> information. Is there something that I need to install in Gutsy such as 
>> a irda driver or some such other? Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> -Prog
>>
>>     
>
> vmware will not pass  your usb device to the guest os unless the guest 
> was completely powered off when you started AND the device was already 
> recognized by the host os.  here's how i would do it, using vmware server:
>
> - plug in the device
> - open vmwarse server console and power on the guest os
> - look for the usb device in the removable devices section of vmware (i 
> use vmware server so its on the "vm" menu and then under "removable 
> devices" and then "usb")
> - if it is there then you can attach it to your guest os and it should 
> be picked up
> - if not then start over, power off your guest os and try again
>
> if you've suspended or hibernated your guest os it will not pickup the 
> usb device, it needs to start cold.  you can't just plug it in and make 
> vmware attach it to your guest os.
>
> there's tons more info over on the vmware site.  here's one which may 
> interest you:
>
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1648&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=30184436&stateId=0%200%2030182266
>
> start here though:
>
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/searchEntry.do
>
> hth.
>
> -d
>
>
>   
Thank you David, that was it. I guess being new can be a bit 
overwhelming at times. Thank the computer gods for people like you!

Ed




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