Need for serial to FOSDEM [was:Re: [Company] Weekly Operations Update 1 and 2/2010]

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at
Fri Jan 22 05:53:15 EST 2010

2010/1/17 Bas Wijnen <wijnen at>:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 10:58:06PM +0100, David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote:
>> 2010/1/12 Mirko Lindner <mirko at>:
>> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Bas Wijnen <wijnen at> wrote:
>> > > And I also hope I can borrow one for my talk, because my own
>> > > version doesn't actually look like a Ben NanoNote from the outside.
>> > > ;-)
>> >
>> > No prob, you can borrow mine, I want to see Iris in action anyhow :)
>> Count on other Nanonote if necesary I will bring at least mine and
>> Victor's one.
> Another thing: it's going to be useful to have serial port output as
> well (the screen isn't really interesting yet, and I'm not sure if it
> will be before fosdem).  I'm taking a small laptop, but it doesn't have
> a serial port.  Is anyone taking a machine with a serial port that I can
> use during the talk?  I only need to plug in the cable and set up ssh or
> similar to it so I can get the output on my screen (and thus the
> beamer).
Option a) a usb to TTL cable as described here
Option b) I have an old Compact Armada M700 (Pentium2) with serial and
VGA output and LanPCMCIA , I have not power on it for years , I never
used the serial port and I have search for the charger in the deeps of
my "Diogenes closet".
Make your choice and send me a private with your Address to send it to
you, so you can make your test before the speech.

> By the way, I saw on the site that the embedded devroom is by far the
> largest, with a capacity of 500 seats.  That's almost twice as large as
> the lightning-talk room.  We should better make those talks good. :-)
> Thanks,
> Bas
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