brian moore schrieb:
> On 13 Oct 1998 21:39:05 GMT,
> > I have. My serial port uses IRQ 4. That IRQ doesn't appear in
> > /proc/interrupts, though. I suppose it isn't shared with anything
> > else.
> It should:
> 3: 13931655 + serial
> 4: 2443647 + serial
> Does anything work on that port?
The modem works perfectly at a blazing 64 kbit/s - under Windoze 95
Is this a COM3/4 problem? [In short,
Quote:> COM3/4 share IRQs with COM1/2, which is stupid.... but that's PC
> hardware... gotta be compatible with old 286's and a pair of cascaded
> 8259a's, even though they no longer exist...]
It is not a COM3/4 problem. My box hasn't even got a COM2.
Just a 9-pin COM1... that's a packardbellism, I suppose. I had a hard
time getting the Sportster connected to it (bought and brought back
two adaptors before I found the right one).
> > > See your manual.
> > I had a look at the Serial-HOWTO, but serialously (p.i.), since it is
> > obviously not an IRQ problem, that isn't of much help.
> Are you sure? It should show up in /proc/interrupts if it's set up
The serial port doesn't show up there.
I wonder why the modem works at all?
Quote:> What sort of mouse do you have? Serial? Does it show up there?
My mouse is PS/2.
> > Perhaps some of the messages about a missing "broadcast" module at
> > startup have something to do with this? Diddling with the MRU didn't
> > change anything.
> What's a broadcast module?
Quote:> Is that message still hiding in 'dmesg'?
> I'd love to see it. You shouldn't need a kernel module to broadcast.
> (Unless your serial port or ethernet is built as a kernel module, I
The kernel just says something along the lines of "missing module:
broadcast" twice at bootup, interspersed with other messages. I am
under Windoze right now (no fast connection under Linxu...). Next time
I boot over I'll bring you the messages.
> > Especially in a 1996 Packard Bell box. :-(( <arrghh> A friend of mine
> > had to virtually hammer it into the slot while I held the hard drive
> > cables up that were stretched so tightly across the RAM banks that it
> > was impossible to simply push them aside.
> Be grateful it didn't catch on fire. PB's like to spontaneously
Oh really? Perhaps that's because even the Pentium 133 models haven't
got a CPU fan.
Quote:> I just wish Sun hardware were more affordable.... it's NICE to
> work on a Sun.
I suppose so. Macintoshes must be nice, too. I heard the most
wonderful stories about boxes without a single*and power
supplies folding away in Macs.
My site was cracked by some * idiots this summer. It will go up
on another server soon. 'mawaspace' on Angelfire is not mine anymore.
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