Subject: Re: default built kernels and com4
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Drew Hess <dhess@CS.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1994 11:18:11
Chris G. Demetriou writes:
> > For those of us with mach32 based cards, the com4 support makes the default
> > kernels useless.
> why?  I don't have a mach32-based card, and am not going to buy one to
> find out why they don't work with kernels w/com4...

The mach8/32 series of boards use the COM4 PIO space, so there's no need to
figure out why they don't work with COM4; they just plain-old won't.  This
is a problem with DOS/Windows too.

I think, as John Brezak mentioned, that at least the S3 chips also use COM4
PIO space.