Subject: Re: Trouble with Socket Dual Serial Port PCMCIA Card
To: None <>
From: Joerg Niendorf <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/12/2006 16:30:23
On Sat, 11 Nov 2006 17:45:36 +0000 (UTC) (Christos Zoulas) wrote:

> I think that the reason that the card does not work is because you
> are not getting interrupts. I have some bad news. There is no driver
> for this card in either Linux or FreeBSD. There must be something simple
> to do to make it work, but without specs or a sample driver this is a
> bit difficult.

Thanks for your help and your time!  I'll give the dealer a ring
tomorrow morning and see if it's possible to get a refund or something.

According to
there are "Standard Dual Serial I/O" cards and "High-Speed Dual Serial
I/O" cards. An older "Standard" card might have worked, but mine is a
newer "High-Speed" one.

On Sat, 11 Nov 2006 14:44:01 -0500
Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> On the other hand, a USB serial adapter (I would recommend one based on
> the Prolific chipset - they use the "uplcom" driver) will work and will
> be much more efficient than a pcmcia serial adapter would ever be.

Yep, I think I'll get myself one of those. Should have done that in the
first place, I reckon.

Thanks guys,