Subject: Re: default built kernels and com4
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1994 14:59:23
>From: "Chris G. Demetriou" <>
>Date: Tue, 12 Apr 94 21:21:43 -0700
>> 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 Mach32 emulates an IBM 8514A display.  The 8514A maps some of its
registers to I/O ports 0x2e8 to 0x2ed, which overlap the I/O ports for
COM4 (0x2e8 to 0x2ef).  I can give more details if you need them.

Owners of Mach8 based cards will have the same problem, as it also
emulates an 8514A.
Mike Long                               
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