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Finally my Dell xps 13 has arrived. I was aware of this shortcoming when I bought it, however, now I wish to resolve it.

My question. In ubuntu 12.04 can I establish a VCP so that I'm able to receive serial data from my current projects. (Ie PIC, RPi etc). As I only have two usb ports I would like to 've able to turn this facility on/off.

Thanks in advance

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To create a pair of ports you will need a utility called "socat".

sudo apt-get install socat

Creating ports

socat PTY: PTY:

That should create and link the virtual port pair for as long as socat is running.

check this for more details.

Also check this it may help.

But buddy I think it's easier to user USB to serial converter.

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