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I am new to Linux, and I need to use a USB to serial converter in order to use a file transfer program. The converter came with a Makefile and some c program files, but when I tried to "make" them, I got a ton of compiler errors.

I read on the Internet that most USB to serial converters should work with the latest version of the Linux kernel (I have RedHat 8). If that is the case, how can I get my computer to use the device?

Also, if it turns out that I need to install a new driver for my converter, is there a way to install the driver without having to recompile the kernel?

Any help from more experienced Linux users would really be appreciated.

Have you checked at for how-to info on serial converters. Does RH recogonize the device in hardware info?
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