Suggestion: Connect COM port to IOKit serial port.

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by eudyptes, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. eudyptes

    eudyptes

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    There should be some easy way to connect the virtual machine's serial ports to an IOKit serial port.

    That way software on the virtual machine could talk directly to a device connected to a USB serial adapter (like keyspan).
     
  2. dhjdhj

    dhjdhj

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    I would be in heaven if this could be done. I have a ham radio in my car which can only be programmed with Windows software. Having the ability to do this through Parallels would be wonderful.
    David, WQ2S

     
  3. jmaynard

    jmaynard

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    Yes, it would be nifty...I might actually find something to program my FT857 with.

    ...Jay, K5ZC
     
  4. lscline

    lscline

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    This is very important to me. I have a couple of Windows apps that are my primary reason for needing a VM solution, which use serial hardware.

    I am hoping something like this will be supported in the release version. I think that VirtualPC supported this in the past (I don't know, as I'm a new Mac convert).

    Linda
     
  5. davidee

    davidee

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    virtual pc support for this was spotty at best, not to mention slow.

    I am looking to bootcamp for this in the meantime, I have a garmin gps that needs windows for programming it, and I have the usb to serial cable. I hope that will work, now if Parellels can get it to work then that would be great but at least there is another option (but I would prefer an emulation solution if it is fast enough to keep the devices from erroring out).

    -ee
     

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