[Coco] RS-232 Pak problems

Allen Huffman alsplace at pobox.com
Sat Feb 3 23:02:06 EST 2018

>> RS232 PAK DB25 -> DB9 ——— TX/RX/GND DB9

> Allen:
>    Like we always tell the newbies. Explain EXACTLY what you are
> doing. You told how your CoCo is set up and about the cable. Is it
> plugged in to something? What? My RS-232 pak doesn't have any lights...

Yep, that is *exactly* what I am doing. I want to connect the DB25 of an RS-232 Pak to a serial device that only has TX, RX and GND.

>    Also, I think I remember seeing on the list that the RS-232 pak does
> not pass characters in to the receive registers without one of the
> status lines being asserted (don't remember which).

This is what I am trying to track down. It’s been too long. Everything, back then, supported all the lines. Today, none of these devices do ;-)

		— A

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