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Broken serial driver in potato??

Hi Folks,

I've installed potato from CD but X failed with an error relating to the

There was no /dev/mouse, so I created a symlink to /dev/ttys1.

Now I get an I/O error when X tries to open the mouse device.

I tried the following:

echo bananas > /dev/ttys1
echo bananas > /dev/ttys0

and I get I/O errors both times.

I looked at the output from dmesg and found an improbable number of
serial ports:

Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS04 at 0x3220 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS05 at 0x3228 (irq = 3) is a 16550
ttyS06 at 0x4220 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS07 at 0x4228 (irq = 3) is a 16550
ttyS08 at 0x5220 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS09 at 0x5228 (irq = 3) is a 16550  

Does anybody know what's going on here?

How can I pass options to the serial driver to get it to see only 2

Regards, Ross.

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