Specialix Serial Board support

Specialix Serial Board support

Post by Azfar Kazm » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00

I was told that 2.0.36+ kernels support Specialix Multiport Serial
Boards. I ran make menuconfig in 2.2.9 [the latest stable] and tried to
find its driver but failed. How can I use this board [8-ports] on Redhat
5.2 kernel 2.2.9?


Azfar Kazmi

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1. Multiport serial boards: Specialix not supported by Linux....

I hope to help you posting this article, saving you a lot of time..really!!!
I have bought a Specialix SI/XIO -Host to use it with modem for incoming
calls through ppp.
The Hardware howto tells that this Multiport serial board is supported by
Linux and you have to use the sidrv0.5.8 written by Simon Allen...
.well after thousand of tries i'm sorry to tell you that it doesn't work..
The real problem is this:
If a process is started by someone on a dev of the Specialix (I tried with
.this process does NOT kill itself after the connection is terminated..
this is because the process can't received the SIGHUP signal!!!
this lack (I think..) comes from the driver...I tried to modify it(there are
I hope that someone(..maybe Simon Allen?)..will try to make a better driver
saving to people time and MONEY!!!

        Davide Carnevali


P.S. Until the driver is not ready (and TESTED!), i think it is better
to remove the Specialx as a supported Multiport serial board from
the Linux Howto and other documenatation.

If someone knows that i'm failing..please TELLE ME!

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