Subject: Re: Recent serial problems
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Phil Knaack <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/1996 16:21:29
> Has anyone else had recent problems related to serial devices and i386?
>Specificly modems dropping characters. When using Kermit it connect to
>my university's modem pool characters will randomly be lost and if I
>press a key while there is incoming text all incoming text seems to get
>truncated. I supped the sources last night and rebuilt the kernel and
>Kermit but I am still having the same problems. Before about March 14 I
>did not have the problem of losing characters but instead only the silo
>messages. The modem is an internal USR 28.8 and I started to experience
>this problem about a month ago.
I experience this problem as well. My solution was to grab a com.c and
comreg.h out of an older kernel and patch them in. It worked fine after
If you want my com.c and comreg.h that I hacked up with the older code and
newer isa attach structure let me know.
Also, so that you can get things done, a "stty 9600" to slow things down
a bit fixes things for that session. (May need to do "stty -f /dev/tty00 9600"
[substitute your device] locally to set the local tty.)
Even though I had time to hack up the old com.c to work (!) I haven't had
time to figure out anything else about why it happens.. anybody else have
Phillip F Knaack firstname.lastname@example.org
Database Programmer, NCREMP Student Development Group
ISU Extension Project Vincent, Iowa State University