[nSLUG] Serial drivers for Ubuntu 10.04?

Bill Davidson billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 6 10:54:38 AST 2013


OK, so what kind of laptop is it?  If other distros on live CD's don't 
see the port either, then there is likely something unusual about it.  
It might be supported but require some odd driver or kernel command line 
parameters.  Have you googled something like "<make> <model> serial linux"?

On 05/02/2013 10:44 PM, Trina Hanson wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Bill Davidson 
> <billdavidson at eastlink.ca <mailto:billdavidson at eastlink.ca>> wrote:
>
>     OK, so:
>
>     Is the hardware OK?
>
>
> ***   Yes, it works with DOS. :)
>
>     Does the serial port work?
>
>
> ***   As much as I know, yes.
>
>
>     Is it physically connected to the motherboard (some serial ports
>     are on slot-covers and have a cable that plugs into the motherboard)?
>
>
> ***   Yes, it is a laptop.
>
>     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?
>
>
> ***  There is not an option in the Bios to see that. :(
>
>     Is there a serial port driver loaded?
>
>
> ***   Not that I am aware.  I am trying to get one to work. :)
>
>       What is the output of /sbin/lsmod ?
>
>
> ***  There is a lot of data, however I am not sure what I am looking for.
>
>     Is there a driver module under /lib/modules/<kernelversion>...
>     which looks like a serial port driver?
>
>
> ***   The only thing I can find is something called "modules.seriomap".
>
>     Has this serial port ever worked?
>
>
> ***  Yes.  I had a suscessful test within DOS. :)
>
>       Does it work with other OSes or other distros?
>
>
> ***  See above. :)
>
>       Have you tried a live CD distro to see if the serial port is
>     recognized?
>
>
> ***  Same issue.
>
> Cheers,
> Trina
>
>
>
>     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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