[ARMedslack] What's the difference between USB<->serial devices on Arm Slack and Intel Slack?

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 18:54:47 UTC 2010

On 07/21/2010 08:38 PM, John Oyler wrote:
> John O'Donnel,
>    This is the sort of thing you'd see. Did you understand the fix that they're speaking of? Basically we just install the Intel Slackware firmware package, and this should all go away (or, at least work as well as the Intel Slack does).
> I haven't tried it myself, and probably won't get to for a few more hours, but it does sound like an obvious fix now that they've explained, and should be safe even if it doesn't (just use removepkg).
> John Oyler
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Hi all!

Look at the firmware as it was the operating system of the device. As
your PC is useless without an OS, so are some devices without firmware.
These devices are equipped with some kind of processor (it can be even
an ARM) and depending of the firmware they can be once PPPoE modem, and
the next time the other firmware is uploaded, they can be PPPoA modem.

Simply put, firmware is code, that once uploaded, is executed by device
or have some data that the device needs. One important thing is that,
with firmware based devices it is possible to easily update the device
to new revision by just updating the firmware. It wouldn't be possible
if the device was based on some dedicated hardware.

Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski

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