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Old 06-17-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
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Serial Port Help


Hi,

I have installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 on a dual boot with Windows XP on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1600 laptop. The installation went well apart from the non operation of the modem and the 9 pin serial port, both of which work perfectly under Windows.

I am not really concerned about the modem but I do need to use the serial port. This is my first experience with Linux, is this something that needs to be configured or do I require a driver?

Any help which you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 10:05 PM   #2
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Hi..
Is it detected or not during the boot.
Check by

dmesg | grep tty


Post the results

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Old 06-18-2003, 04:39 PM   #3
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Hi,

Here are the results from dmesg, I do not get a response from grep tty.



root@utvinternet stephen]# dmesg
Linux version 2.4.21-0.13mdk (flepied@bi.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version
3.2.2. (Mandrake Linux 9.1
3.2.2-3mdk) #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS - e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
BIOS - e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS - e820: 00000000000d0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS - e820:0000000000010000 - 000000000def0000 (usable)
BIOS - e820: 000000000def0000 - 000000000deff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS - e820: 000000000deff000 - 000000000df00000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS - e820: 000000000df00000 - 000000000e000000 (reserved)
BIOS - e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
222MB LOWMEM available
ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
On node 0 totalpages: 57072
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 52076 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305 quiet devfs=mount= acpi=off
Local APIC disabled by BIOS - reenabling
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initialling CPU#0
Detected 1391.372 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop. 2778.72 BogoMIPS
Memory: 222408k/228288k available (1410k kernel code, 5492k reserved, 1118k
data, 136k init, Ok
highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries@ 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU:L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps:0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps:0383fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD mobile AMD Athlon T 1600+ stepping 00
Enabling fast FPU save and restore. done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support. done.
Checking 'hit' instruction. OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vctor:00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APOC timer .
... CPU clock speed is 1391.3607 MHz
... host bus clock speed is 265.0211 MHz
CPU0<T0:2650211,t1:1325028,D:15,S:1325105,C:2650211>
Mtrr:detected mtrr type: Intel
ACPI Subsystem revision 20030122
ACPI: Disabled via command line (acpi=off)
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at )xfd85e, last bus =1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: APCI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ rourt ALI [10b9/1533] at 00:07.0
ATI Northridge, reserving I/O ports )x3b) to 0x3bb
Isapnp:Scanong or PnP cars.
Isapnp: No Plug and Play device found #Limus NET4.0 for Linus 2.4
Based on Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initiallizing RT netlink socket
Apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Evfs:v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options:0x1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf800000, mapped to 0xce800000, size 32704K
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=33
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:5137
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture.. Found (800x600, 25593 bytes)
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x16
Fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
Pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT
SHARE_IRQ
SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
TtyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03:0
Redundant entry in serial pci_table. Please send the output of
Lspci -vv, this message (10b9,5457,1734,100a)
And the manufacturer and name of serial board or modem board
To serial-pci-info@lists.sourceforge.net
Register_serial():autoconfig failed
RAMDISK driver initiallized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
Ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Warning: ATI Radeon IGP Northridge is not yet fully tested.
ALI15X3: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:04:0
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:04:0. Please try using
pci=biosirq.
ALI15X3: chipset revsion 196
ALI15X3: not 100% native mode:will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xa000-0xa007, BIOS settings: hadMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xa008-0xa00f, BIOS settings:hdcMA, hddio
had: TOSIBHA MK2018GAS, ATA DISK drive
blk:queue x03cb420,I/O limit 4095Mb (,assk 0xfffffffff)
hdc: Slimtype DVD-ROM LSD-081, APAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 39070080 sectors 920004 MB), CHS=2432/255/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/luno: p1 p2 < p5 p6 >
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays
md: autorun .
md: . autorun DONE.
NET$: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET$: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 47k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
usb:c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb:c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Assigned IRQ 11 for device 00:02:0
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xd0907000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02:0, Acer Laboratories Inc. [Ali] USB 1.1 Controller
usb-c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0f.0
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xd0909000, IRQ 10
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0f.0, Acer Laboratories Inc [Ali] USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
Adding Swap: 232900k swap-space (priority -1)
NTFSdriver 2.1.1a [Flags: R/O MODULE].
NTFS volume version 3.1
Ohci1394: $Rev: 693 $ Ben Collins bcollins@debian.org
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 01:05.0
ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[5] MMIO-[F0406000-F04067FF] Max
Packet=[2048]
Ieee1394: SelfID completion called outside of bus reset!
Ieee1394: Host added: Node[00:1023] GUID[00023F29270024FF] [Linux
OHCI-1394]
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:0b.1
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xd0994800,00:02:3f:af:de:ef, IRQ 11
eth0: Identified8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
inserting floppy driver for 2.4.21-0.13mdk
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
Trident 4Dwave/SiS 7018/Ali 5451, Tvia CyberPro 5050 PCI Audio, version
0.14.10h, 15:30:19 Mar 14
2003-05-27 PCI: Found IRQ for device 00:08.0
trident: Ali Audio Accelerator found at io 0x8800, IRQ 11
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALG64 (UNKNOWN)
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALG64 (UNKNOWN)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:08.0
Gameport0: Acer Laboratories Inc [Ali] M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio
Device at pci00:08.0
Speed 2840 kHz
Splash status on console 0 changed to off
Spurious 8259A interrupt : IRQ7.
Hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00



I have sent a copy of this to serial-pci-info@lists.sourceforge.net but I have not yet received a reply.

Thanks for your interest.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:08 PM   #4
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Hi..

TtyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A

Serial port is detected. U can use the same.
Device name : /dev/ttyS0

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Old 06-21-2003, 03:15 PM   #5
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Hi,

I tried the command as suggested but it does not operate. Perhaps I am doing something wrong. The device which I am using is an interface to connect the laptop to a motor vehicle diagnostic port. I know the interface and connecting cable are ok as they work fine under windows on the same laptop and vehicle.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:24 PM   #6
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What the other post was saying is your com1 port name in linux is /dev/ttys0.

Do you need a special app with the diagnostic tool or just a terminal app similar to hyperterminal?

One such is minicom.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:20 PM   #7
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Hi,

Please excuse my lack of knowledge in this area but I am not familiar with hyperterminal or minicom and I only have a very limited knowledge of Linux. I am using software called Freediag, which is a CLI based scantool.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:09 PM   #8
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Check the documentation on freediag as to how to specify the com port.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:52 PM   #9
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Hi,

I checked the documentation and I found no reference to the com port. I have contacted the software developer and after showing him a copy of the "dmesg" he assures me that Linux is very confused with my serial interface.

Thanks again.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 07:01 PM   #10
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I have the same laptop, and external modem works,
intarnal one should work in the future see :

http://rzr.online.fr/linux

ps: also u'll be welcome in amilo mailing list
 
  


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