[vbox-dev] host serial port support on linux hosts

Sander van Leeuwen sandervl at innotek.de
Thu Aug 9 11:23:01 GMT 2007

Hi Alexander.

Thanks for another very useful contribution from you! We will add it to 
SVN soon.

Alexander Eichner wrote:
> Hi,
> the attached patch adds host serial port support on linux hosts.
> To enable it use the following commands:
> VBoxManage setextradata "YourVM"
>    "VBoxInternal/Devices/serial/0/Config/IRQ" 4
> VBoxManage setextradata "YourVM"
>    "VBoxInternal/Devices/serial/0/Config/IOBase" 0x3f8
> VBoxManage setextradata "YourVM"
>    "VBoxInternal/Devices/serial/0/LUN#0/Driver" "Host Serial"
> VBoxManage setextradata "YourVM"
>    "VBoxInternal/Devices/serial/0/LUN#0/Config/DevicePath" DevicePath
> (for example /dev/ttyS0 for the first serial port (COM1))
> be sure to have read/write permissions on the device file.
> I'm able to program my Asuro robot on an windows guest (it's a little
> bit slow but it works).
> The patch is licensed under the MIT license.
> Kind regards,
> Alexander Eichner
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kind regards / mit freundlichen Gruessen / Met vriendelijke groet
  Sander van Leeuwen

innoTek GmbH

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