[ltp] Serial Console Install, update

Adam Benjamin linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:51:01 -0500 (EST)

> 2) The IBM web site has some serious accessibility issues for the visually 
> impaired. I spent hours searching for ps2.exe but all I found was something 

My sympathies - I have a co-worker who is blind and a master of all
things electronic (he's really quite amazing - he even does his own
soldering) but from time to time I have to eyeball things for him.
Especially the odd graphics oriented site.

> labeled v 1.06. Anybody know what I can search on to find a more recent 
> version?

You didn't say what version of Thinkpad you have.  Here's a link to 
a page labelled: 

  TP 570/E, 600/E/X, 770/E/ED/X/Z, A2*, A30, T2*, X2*, 
  TransNote - Configuration Utility for DOS


I don't know what OS you were using.  The parent page is:


> 3) Anybody have any other ideas on what might be wrong? Any other suggestions?

I know this is a check/egg issue, but sometimes I've clued into
problems using tpctl.  It let me know that my com port wasn't enabled
or on.  (In my case it was disabled due to conflicts.)

You can also try:
   PS2 ? IRQ


   PS2 ? DMA

That will draw out a graph showing what's on what channel.  If you can
parse it, it should help you discover any conflicts if they're IRQ or
DMA based.

I have a TP 770E if that help (ie. if you have a 770 and have specific
questions, feel free to send them my way.  I don't know if I can help,
but I'll try.)

Good luck,

Adam Benjamin

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