Re: [X] why does X kill my modem?
In your email to me, Bob Billson, you wrote:
> Hi all...
> Oh no! He's back with another problem. :-)
> This one has me really puzzled. When I run X, I can't dial out with my
> modem. Until recently, I didn't run X very much so I pretty much forgot
> about the problem. Now I want to start using X more so the problem needs
> to be solved.
> My machine is a 486/133 (AMD's fast 486 chip) with VLB bus. It has 4
> serial ports (ttyS0 to S3). ttyS0 and ttyS1 are 16450 UARTs on the
> floppy/hard drive controller. ttyS2 and ttyS3 are 16550 UARTs on a
> separate card. My system is configured like this:
> ttyS0 serial mouse
> ttyS1 unused
> ttyS2 X10 controller (unused most of the time)
> ttyS3 modem (USR 33.6, external)
> The modem is on ttyS3 to avoid IRQ conflicts with the mouse. I use mgetty
> and run diald (v1.16.4) to bring up the connection to my ISP. I can also
> use minicom to dialup local BBSs, etc. This all works very well when X
> isn't running, so I know it isn't a hardware problem.
What IRQs are you using for all these? If you are sharing 3 and 4 between
3 devices, that could be the problem.
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