[nSLUG] Serial drivers for Ubuntu 10.04?

Bill Davidson billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Tue Feb 5 21:34:38 AST 2013

OK, so:

Is the hardware OK?
Does the serial port work?
Is it physically connected to the motherboard (some serial ports are on 
slot-covers and have a cable that plugs into the motherboard)?
Actually that doesn't matter, the kernel would still see serial port 
even if the connector wasn't attached.
Is the serial port enabled in the BIOS?  Are there any custom settings?
Is there a serial port driver loaded?  What is the output of /sbin/lsmod ?
Is there a driver module under /lib/modules/<kernelversion>... which 
looks like a serial port driver?
Has this serial port ever worked?  Does it work with other OSes or other 
distros?  Have you tried a live CD distro to see if the serial port is 

On 05/02/2013 9:16 PM, Trina Hanson wrote:
>     How is it plugged in? Is it by any chance in a USB port, or into a
>     serial adaptor that's plugged into USB? Are there devices named
>     /dev/ttyUSB0 (or similar)?
> It is a serial device that is plugged directly into a serial (Com 1) port.
> Cheers,
> Trina
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