On Sat, 5 Aug 2000, Thorsten Kranzkowski wrote:
> > Judging by the message history, there has been a longstanding problem with
> > floppy and serial port support on the pci33 (aka noname) board. However,
> > I was unable to find any fixes or workarounds.
> > I can access the floppy drive to my heart's content under SRM or ARC, so
> > the hardware is functional. However, it simply refuses to operate under
> > any version of kernel and/or Milo that I have available. Older kernel,
> > later kernel, it just doesn't make a difference.
> Your posting inspired me to actually try it out and it seems floppy support
> is indeed broken in 2.4.0test-x. But I _know_ it worked in 2.3.x ans 2.2.x.
Odd. I've tried 2.0.36 and 2.2.16 with no success.
> > Similarly, the serial
> > ports will not function. No misbehavior, but no interrupts either.
> My serial ports are fine, both the 2 onboard and 12 on multi-IO cards.
> I'm using 2.4.0test5 just now.
I've been gun-shy with regard to the 2.4-pre kernels. Way, way too much
churn for my comfort.
> Are your serial ports detected? do you use setserial? do you have other ISA
> cards that might hijack IRQ's 3&4 (that the serial ports use)?
The serial ports are being detected properly, but simply act brain-dead.
There are no other cards in the machine to interfere either. The RedHat
startup procedure runs setserial, I believe. I'll pay more attention the
next time I fire up the box.
I haven't given up on this yet, but it sure hasn't been encouraging. Just
for a reality check, is there anyone out there who can confirm correct
operation of a 2.2.x kernel on a no-name (NOT Multia)?
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