Subject: Re: ThinkPad 600E serial port
To: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/13/2000 17:05:17
In message <200011132200.XAA11796@zippo.unna.ping.de>, Jan-Hinrich Fessel write
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>Is anyone running NetBSD on a 600E and is using the serial port?
>Mine will not recognize it, even with pnpbios support.
>-current finds the irda port as com port (and it seems to generate some
>characters) but the real com port is reported "disabled".
>It works fine with NT and W2K and W98SE, so there must be a way to get it
>Is there possibly a way to tell pnpbios to initialize and thus enable a device
>on the pnpbios bus?
What I had to do (on BSD/OS) was use the 'ps2' command under DOS and
disable the irda port. I also had to tell it
-ioport reserve 0x2f8 4
-irq reserve 3
but I'm not sure of the NetBSD equivalents to those spells (if any, and
indeed if any are needed).