modem, serial port & laptop

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Dec 10 09:03:54 GMT 2002

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 10:42:42AM +0000, adyas at wrote:
> Hi,
> I've had the same problem with a Thinkpad 600.  In my case it happens 
> when the serial port has been disabled.  The only way I've found to 
> enable it is via the Windows software that came with the machine.
> HTH,
> Alex..

Thanks Alex, you were spot on. I can enable it in the BIOS; haven't
tested the modem yet but dmesg looked a lot more hopeful so I'm
quietly confident :)

I suppose there must be a reason for being able to enable/disable the
serial port but I'm not too sure what it is. You might want to look
around IBM's site for an upgrade for your BIOS.



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