Subject: Re: com problem with -current
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mark Boyns <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/22/1997 10:06:59
22 May 1997 writes:

> Mark Boyns writes:
> > I resurrected an old 386, installed a 16550 (com2) and 3Com 3C509,
> > installed NetBSD 1.2.1 and started using it as a ppp server.  I then
> > decided to try -current to fix silo overflow problems.  With -current,
> > whenever the modem tries to answer, the getty on com2 somehow makes
> > the send/receive lights go solid and the phone is never answered.
> I'm guessing you have the modem and/or line differently configured
> under -current than under 1.2.1 -- this sounds suspiciously like the
> old "modem is set for echo and getty gets in a war with it" problem,
> or a variation on the theme.

Both 1.2.1 and -current were using the same modem configuration which
was exactly what maximum entropy had outlined in his message.  I'm
going to check the dip switches once more just in case.  In any case,
what works with 1.2.1 doesn't seem to work with -current.