startech serial card

randy turner rturner222 at
Mon Nov 13 09:11:43 EST 2006

hi luke

this computer has one modem, and no serial ports,
i put a startech serial port in
  my synth that i am using on this computer is a litetalk
i wonder if the builtin modem is causing problems for the startech serial 
randy turner

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Luke Yelavich wrote:

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> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 10:44:55PM EST, Willem van der Walt wrote:
>> Would creating a device with the major and minor numbers of ttyS4, but
>> with the name ttyS3 not solve the problem?
> No, unfortunately not. Speakup talks to the UARTs on serial ports
> directly, bypassing the kernel serial and tty subsystem.
> And it is this fact that I fear may be a problem with the PCI card. I
> don't think it will work with speakup at all.
> If you have other serial ports, what I'd do is move one device off one
> of those onto the PCI serial card, and put the synth on one of the
> serial ports on the main motherboard. I say this because a PCI serial
> card is very likely not to have been assigned standard I/O and IRQ
> settings of a normal serial port.
> hth
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