We've been using SlackWare 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 (Linux kernel 0.99) on multiple
laptop machines for a couple of years now. We've used them to connect certain
kind of scales to them through the serial port which has been controlled by
getty. This way, we've been able to log into the Linux host using a two line
liquid crystal display on the scale and run a specific application while
working with the scale. This has all worked fine for us.
Now I'm trying to use the same method under Slackware 2.3 (Linux kernel 1.2.8).
This does NOT work. Somehow we never seem to manage to get getty to work the
way it used to under the older version of Slackware and we can't log in.
Does anyone know what might cause this problem, that we're having? Are there
any basic differences concerning the serial drivers or getty versions between
these two different releases of Linux Slackware distribution?
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