Subject: Re: z8530 driver bugs
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/2001 12:21:51
On 17 Oct, Toru Nishimura wrote:
> You're using TCWSCONS kernel specifically tailoured for DEC3000.
> The serial driver which makes possible to use video console and
> Xwindows is _guaranteed not working well_ for modem use.
My hope was that it could be _made_ (by me) to work well with modems.
> First; Digital engineers never
> intended to design the DB25 serial port speeder than 9600bps. Second;
> this is the software implementation "shortage" of NetBSD. Since
> zsioasic driver can not cope with fancy wiring paractice found in DEC3000,
> so called "hardware flow control" does not work with it. [...]
This means at least due to bad hardware design the serial port will
never be really usable for conecting a modem?
That's bad. I hoped to use a "real" workstation in that place but now
I am stuck with the AS200. (OK. That is also an Alpha and X11 is running
well on the TGA2, but it is that much PeeCee-ish. ;-) )
> The page mentions the original "scc" driver. It lacks WSCONS feature and
> is superceded by "zsioasic" driver. Neither is as mature as DU/Tru64
> in capability.
I tried to install Tru64 5.1 on the DEC3000/600. But it crashed.