serial port not showing on thinkpad

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Aug 19 22:52:43 EDT 2002

I had the same thought. However, this is a speakup boot disk, so it didn't make sense to me. If I'm correct, others have used that same boot image successfully with speakup.

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 11:14:26AM +1000, Aaron Howell wrote:
> at a guess, from looking at your dmesg output,
> you have a kernel with serial support compiled as a module.
> You'll need to build in serial support into the kernel if you want to use speakup.
> The clue here is that there's not even an attempt to load the serial driver,
> normally it should load and report no ports found if its compiled in and there isn't a serial port.
> Regards
> Aaron

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