7.1 reports serial ports disabled (but they work OK)

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Feb 25 22:34:47 PST 2009

On Thursday 26 February 2009 16:29:18 Ian Smith wrote:
>  > sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
>  > sio1: type 16550A
>  > sio1: [FILTER]
>  >
>  > However the ports do work fine.
> The last 3 lines of each show success, despite earlier prevarication.

Yes, but the implication is that they might not work :)

>  > I was under the impression that this test was bogus on !i386 and had be
>  > removed but I guess I'm wrong :)
> As long as they work!

Yeah, makes for annoying questions by end users though.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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