2.2.1 & serial ports

Matt McLean keys at yikes.com
Tue Feb 2 11:30:52 EST 1999

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Owen Waller wrote:

> Folks,
> I've compiled a stock v2.2.1 kernel _without_ UNIX98 support so I don't
> have a /proc/tty filesystem but I can't seem to access the serial ports
> since the upgrade. In particular ppp won't dial out - it pickes up and
> senses the carrier but thats it. It's almost as if the modem doesn't have
> a dial tone (although it certainly does). Also minicom takes an age to
> initialise and then pretty much refuses to talk to the modem.

Is it set to use /dev/cuaX or /dev/ttySX? /dev/cuaX is outdated and might
not be usable with v2.2.

What kernel messages do you get (dmesg)? What about syslog
> But if I drop back to my last good kernel (v2.1.127) things work
> perfectly.
> I know you need glib v2+ to be able to use the UNIX98 support but as I'm
> on a stock R4 system I explicity turned this off in the kernel config.
> Has anybody got ppp to work with a v2.2 kernel?



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