Dont need linux suport for the IO card if it uses modbus. Modbus tcp uses standard cat cable.arzgi wrote:There is libmodbus in Debian repos, don't know other than name of it.
You need anyhow some I/O card, I don't know if linux kernel supports any, or some microcontroller to drive electricity on. PC can not do it on its own.
To read values from net, you can use Debian, there are many options, but all I know require at least some programming.
So I just need an ethermet port and a IO module with a rj45 port that suports modbus ower ethernet.
So instal the librarys for modbus and learn to write modbus comands from phyton .
For me the hardware part is the easy part as I been in the automation field as service tech, but newer been this deep into the software part. Used to work with preconfigured systems.