[clug] USB to RS232 DB9 Adapter

George at Clug Clug at goproject.info
Fri Aug 9 14:09:18 UTC 2019

On Friday, 09-08-2019 at 17:04 Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
> George wrote:
> "I am starting to wonder if there is a flat battery or a fault with your 
> Polar Heart rate hardware."
> I have just now connected the Polar Interface box to the HP200LX 
> palmtop's serial port. And the palmtop's keyboard behaved itself. Thus I 
> transmitted OK 5 minutes of resting heart rate data to the Polar 
> Software memory. Displaying the heart rate curve fine. So the Polar 
> Interface box works fine!


Now that you know the hardware is working, you can continue the journey to find some way to access the hardware from Linux.

One suggestion would be to use Virt-Manager and KVM to create a virtual DOS PC, install your software in the virtual DOS PC, redirect the serial port, and see if that works?

All a bit complicated, but if you were really keen, you might.


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