[OpenBIOS] Re: [fb-d] Now mounting root

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at mandrakesoft.com
Tue May 2 20:17:56 CEST 2000

Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> On Tue, 2 May 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > * you need to initialize the mobo serial ports.  For example on a Via
> > mobo, you need to set up the serial plug-n-play PCI config registers,
> > otherwise the serial ports power up in a disabled state.
> will turning on the plug and play support in linux  be sufficient?

Nope...  plug-n-play support depends on BIOS setup of a data area and
PnP interface, AFAICS.

It depends on the hardware how much init you need for the legacy ISA
devices like the serial ports.  I mentioned "plug-n-play" in the message
above only because that is the name for the Via-specific PCI config
registers which determine the IRQ and I/O address of each serial port. 
It has only the slightest thing to do with BIOS<->OS Plug-n-Play

Given your other message I would have thought this was a moot point? 
You seemed to imply that sercons was working... :)

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