In message <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970829001057.6580Aemail@example.com>, writes:
>Thanks for the help I'm able connect now just by using 'pon' after reading
>the README.debian in usr/doc/ppp.
>But I'm still puzzled by devices for starter when I boot up Linux I get
> /dev/ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq=4) is a 16550A
> /dev/ttyS1 at ?x???? (irq=3) is a 16550A
>I believe 16550A is a type of modem right?
No. The 16550A is the UART chip in your serial I/O interface.
> But a couple of lines after
>this messages comes:
> Starting mouse interface server: gpm -m /dev/ttySO -t bare
>I have a PS/2 mouse how come it needs a serial driver? Are PS/2
>devices and serial devices the same (My mouse works fine). And if
>/dev/ttyS0 is a modem why is the mouse using this device? Can someone
>make any sense of these?
If you have a PS/2 mouse, this line is wrong and will be causing problems.
The correct device is /dev/psaux. You have gpm looking at your first
serial port for a mouse, which it won't find.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver
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