serial comm ports for x64

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Roy-Solar
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serial comm ports for x64

Post by Roy-Solar » 2011/02/23 08:07:46

I have a sunix 2 serial port pci board and Centos5.5x64 and the available driver is for 2.4 and 2.6 kernel 32 bit Linux.
Is there a way to use this driver OR is there a generic driver for the 16450 uart ??

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Re: serial comm ports for x64

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/02/23 10:56:17

Welcome to the [i]CentOS[/i] fora.

Is the card physically installed in the system?

If yes, what does a selective [b]grep[/b] of [b]dmesg[/b] tell you? And do you see a reference to the card in the output of [b]/sbin/lspci -m[/b] & [b]/sbin/lspci -n[/b]?

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the available driver is for 2.4 and 2.6 kernel 32 bit Linux.
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Please post the URL to the driver, so that I may take a look at it.

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Re: serial comm ports for x64

Post by pschaff » 2011/02/23 21:20:02

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Reading [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=47]FAQ & Readme First[/url] is recommended for new users.

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Roy-Solar wrote:
I have a sunix 2 serial port pci board and Centos5.5x64 and the available driver is for 2.4 and 2.6 kernel 32 bit Linux.
Is there a way to use this driver OR is there a generic driver for the 16450 uart ??[/quote]

That's a pretty obsolete UART but the standard kernel driver should support it.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_network/x-087-2-serial.hardware.html

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