OpenCBM 0.4.99.103 Users Guide
This document describes the OpenCBM package, which can be used to control and
use serial devices as used by most Commodore (CBM) 8-bit machines.
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OpenCBM consists of a kernel module ("driver") for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows for cables
connected via the parallel port, which is almost obsolete on modern PC
hardware. Thus, it also includes support for USB based devices, the so-called
XU1541 and XUM1541 adapters. Additionally, it has support software and tools
to access these old parallel port based cables as well as the more modern USB
On top of that, a few user space support programs to control and use serial
devices as used by most Commodore (CBM) 8-bit machines are included.
The contains descriptions for the support programs, as well as for the
corresponding cables, namely,
the XU1541 adapter, the XUM1541 adapter (a.k.a. "ZoomFloppy"), and the