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Old 11-27-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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ttyS1 problem or whot?


[blah@localhost xon]$xmms&
[1] 2688
[blah@localhost xon]$ unable to open port `/dev/ttyS1' (Input/output error)
unable to open port `/dev/ttyS1' (Input/output error)
Joystick Control: No such file or directory

why is happening this?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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/dev/ttyS1 is the second RS-232 (serial) port on your machine, if you have a serial joystick connected to this port then all should go well.

I apologise if I sound a bit patronising here, but have you checked that: Your joystick is a serial type and is supported by Linux, that it is connected to the second serial port - the first is ttyS0, and that there is no other reason why you cannot use the serial ports - permissions for example.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:52 AM   #3
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i dont have a joystick! The only thing i have in ttyS0 is my modem. :|
 
  


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