[plug] Re: Laptop problems with ZIP drive and serial ports

David Campbell 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
> modem.

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.

David Camobell
campbell at torque.net
"This is not an office, rather Hell with fluorescent lighting"

More information about the plug mailing list