Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Syn » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 20:27:21



Hello,

I am using Solaris 9 x86 and only have 2 serial ports available (normal
PC) now I have added an PCI card with two more standard serial ports but
unfortunately there are no /dev/cua/c and /dev/cua/d. Do I maybe need to
configure something so that Solaris recognizes these new serial ports ?

Thanks
Regards

 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Andrew Gabri » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 21:11:08




Quote:> Hello,

> I am using Solaris 9 x86 and only have 2 serial ports available (normal
> PC) now I have added an PCI card with two more standard serial ports but
> unfortunately there are no /dev/cua/c and /dev/cua/d. Do I maybe need to
> configure something so that Solaris recognizes these new serial ports ?

Currently, the asy(7D) driver only supports ISA-bus cards with
16550A type UARTs.

I would however be interested to know which PCI serial port card
you have. I asked a while back if there was interest in adding
PCI support and which cards people were interested in, but I didn't
see any response.

--
Andrew Gabriel
Consultant Software Engineer

 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Syn » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 21:40:12



> Currently, the asy(7D) driver only supports ISA-bus cards with
> 16550A type UARTs.

Hehe ok so I'll try and find one of my old 386's 16 bit serial card :-)

Quote:> I would however be interested to know which PCI serial port card
> you have. I asked a while back if there was interest in adding
> PCI support and which cards people were interested in, but I didn't
> see any response.

I don't have the model exactly here but I will find it out tonight and
write you back. I know the chip is a Netmos chip.

Regards

 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Andrew Gabri » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 05:01:54





>> Currently, the asy(7D) driver only supports ISA-bus cards with
>> 16550A type UARTs.

> Hehe ok so I'll try and find one of my old 386's 16 bit serial card :-)

That should work fine. You'll need to run the DCA (Device Configuration
Assistant) which you can invoke by hitting [Esc] during the 5 second
pause at Solaris startup when prompted. If it's an ISA Plug-n-Play card,
it should be identified automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to configure
the card's i/o and IRQ (and configure your BIOS not to allocate those
IRQ's to a PCI device), and then invoke the DCA and add the serial
port(s) in that.

Quote:>> I would however be interested to know which PCI serial port card
>> you have. I asked a while back if there was interest in adding
>> PCI support and which cards people were interested in, but I didn't
>> see any response.

> I don't have the model exactly here but I will find it out tonight and
> write you back. I know the chip is a Netmos chip.

The section from the "prtconf -pv" output relating to the card would
be interesting as well. It may turn out to be one of the standard
chipsets, which are sold under many different names.

--
Andrew Gabriel
Consultant Software Engineer

 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Syn » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 18:44:06



> The section from the "prtconf -pv" output relating to the card would
> be interesting as well. It may turn out to be one of the standard
> chipsets, which are sold under many different names.

I forgot yesterday to have a  look what for a serial card it is but I
will find out tonight I guess. Here is the output of prtconf -pv, I
think that's the serial card as it's stated "Universal Serial Bus". Let
me know if you need more infos from the system.

Regards

         Node 0x1ae908
             assigned-addresses:
81002220.00000000.0000d400.00000000.00000020
             class-code:  000c0300
             compatible: 'pci8086,7112' + 'pci8086,7112' + 'pciclass,0c0300'
             device-id:  00007112
             devsel-speed:  00000001
             fast-back-to-back:
             interrupts:  00000004
             max-latency:  00000000
             min-grant:  00000000
             model:  'PCI: 8086,7112 - class: Universal Serial Bus'
             name:  'pci8086,7112'
             power-consumption:  00000001.00000001
             reg:
00002200.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.01002220.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020
             revision-id:  00000001
             slot:  00000000
             unit-address:  '4,2'
             vendor-id:  00008086

 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Thomas Tornblo » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 18:55:54


That would most likely be a USB adapter, not plain serial.
 
 
 

Added extra serial card in Solaris 9

Post by Andrew Gabri » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 06:36:35





>> The section from the "prtconf -pv" output relating to the card would
>> be interesting as well. It may turn out to be one of the standard
>> chipsets, which are sold under many different names.

> I forgot yesterday to have a  look what for a serial card it is but I
> will find out tonight I guess. Here is the output of prtconf -pv, I
> think that's the serial card as it's stated "Universal Serial Bus". Let
> me know if you need more infos from the system.

As Thomas said, this is the wrong device.

Quote:>          Node 0x1ae908
>              assigned-addresses:
> 81002220.00000000.0000d400.00000000.00000020
>              class-code:  000c0300
>              compatible: 'pci8086,7112' + 'pci8086,7112' + 'pciclass,0c0300'

A PCI serial port will probably have
             compatible: 'pciclass,07000[1-4]'
although if it's a multi-function card, it might be different.

--
Andrew Gabriel
Consultant Software Engineer