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Re: Devices?

On Fri, 29 Aug 1997, PATRICK DAHIROC wrote:

> 	/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?  But a couple of lines after
> this messages comes:

No.  Its a UART which is a controller chip for your serial ports.

> 	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?

I believe your correct.  PS/2 is a bus mouse and shouldn't require a
serial driver.  This is probably being started in one of the programs
in /etc/init.d which you can edit out it you like.

Jean Pierre

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