[plug] Re: Laptop problems with ZIP drive and serial ports
campbell at gear.torque.net
Sun Apr 25 07:28:20 WST 1999
Date sent: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 20:23:07 +0800
To: "David Campbell" <campbell at gear.torque.net>
From: hex at powerstech.com (russ)
Subject: Re: ppa
> Thanks, that would be great! But unfortunately I haven't checked my
> mail till tonight. Anyhow, I'm up in Alexander Heights and I
> wouldn't expect you to make that long a trip.
Yes, that would be a bit of a haul for me (living south of the river).
> I could possibly drop by some place if that would be easier for you
> (after all, it is a laptop, no monitor to carry!).
How about the UCC (University Computer Club) tommorow night, the
Perth Linux Users Group (http://plug.linux.org.au/) are having a
meeting. The meeting on Monday is meant to be a "fix-it" session (it
was going to be a WINE and cheese night but the main agitators were
> I don't want to put you out. If anything I suspect it's the
> hardware that's the problem. I can't even get linux to see my
> serial comport. Luckily it has no problem with the pcmcia card
Not even listed in /proc/ioports?
If that is the case then we really need to take a close look. Make
sure you know how to enter the BIOS settings (eg: bring along the
I wonder if anyone else in Perth has had similar problems.
campbell at torque.net
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