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.
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