Still no serial speech with 32-bit Wheezy

John G. Heim jheim at
Tue May 28 10:00:23 EDT 2013

If this were my problem, I'd try the 32 version of grml.  Grml may not 
use exactly the same kernel as is on the debian wheezy installation cd 
but grml does use a stock debian kernel so it would be pretty close. 
I'd ssh to my machine and try loading the hardware synth module. That 
would allow me to see if an error message is generated and check the logs.

On 05/28/13 04:51, acollins at wrote:
> Aparently they've changed the serial code for 3.2, as others have said,
> there are some work arounds you need to put in place.  Since I've frozen
> my kernel at, because of the special drivers I need for my pci
> serial and paralell cards, I haven't played with the 2.3 series.
> On the other hand, if there is a serial module that isn't being loaded
> for your 2.3.2 system, then you'll never get access, although I can't
> imagine why it wouldn't be automaticly loaded when attempts to access
> the serial ports call for the kernel to do so.  It would be interesting
> to try a regular communications program on the ports to see if they are
> working with regular serial apps.
> Gene
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>> No, I haven't.  Why should I?  It works great on my 64-bit Linux with the
>> 2.6.32 kernel.  I used it a couple of times today.  I must say that Linux
>> is much faster at copying files to my SD cards.  If you can give me some
>> idea why 32-bit kernel 3.2 wouldn't find the serial ports when 64-bit
>> kernel 2.6.32 does, I'm most interested.
>> On 5/27/2013 6:40 PM, acollins at wrote:
>>> HiTony.  Have you looked at /proc/ports to see if your serial ports
>>> are being registered?  If not, have you looked to make sure you don't
>>> have a serial port module that needs to be  loaded?  Just a couple of
>>> thoughts.
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