modem, serial port & laptop
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Tue Dec 10 09:03:54 GMT 2002
On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 10:42:42AM +0000, adyas at twowaytv.co.uk wrote:
> 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.
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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