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Re: Serial port seemingly not working

Bob Alexander wrote:
Hannuman Bull wrote:

My next guess would be to reboot your computer and check that the serial port is enabled in your bios. While your in bios, note the port number (0x03f8, 0x02f8, etc). The port number tells you which port is your physical serial port. If you had to enable the serial port in bios, boot into debian and try the setserial command again. If the serial port didn't load automatically, you might have to manually edit the autoserial.conf file (note the bit about "dpkg --configure setserial" at the top of the file).

Under XP the serial appears as COM1 attached to a 82801DBM LPC controller at 03F8 IRQ 4

which seems to match my autoserial.conf

/dev/ttyS0 uart 16550A port 0x03f8 irq 4 baud_base 115200 spd_normal skip_test

If of any value here is
bob@t40:~$ cat /proc/interrupts
  0:    1628396          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       4461          XT-PIC  i8042
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  8:         27          XT-PIC  rtc
  9:        535          XT-PIC  acpi
11: 102158 XT-PIC yenta, yenta, eth0, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd, ehci_hcd, Intel 82801DB-ICH4, radeon@PCI:1:0:0
 12:        158          XT-PIC  i8042
 14:      13652          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:      14363          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
ERR:          0

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