Configuring a serial card
Upon startup, if the Serial Manager detects
any PCI serial cards that have not yet
been configured, it displays a pop-up window asking
if you want to configure them now. If you select
yes, the Serial Manager automatically
assigns the appropriate configuration values and
generates device nodes for the cards.
You can also use the Serial Manager
to configure a non-PCI SCO OpenServer-supported dumb serial card on your system:
Click on Add and choose a board from the list
that has a free
Some serial cards are listed several times because they have several
possible base I/O addresses.
Serial boards can only be configured on COM ports that
map to supported unit numbers.
Depending on the capabilities of
the boards installed on your system, you might need to disable
a board on an existing controller or add a new one. For
example, if the board you wish to add is listed as supporting
only unit 0 or 1 and there are already boards configured on
those units (that is, on COM1 and COM2), you
must disable the board on unit 1 before configuring a new one.
However, if the new board supports unit 2, you can configure
that board at COM3.
If necessary, change the interrupt
vector (IRQ) and base I/O address settings
to match those configured on the card.
Possible interrupt and address conflicts are shown
by a ``'' next to the listed value.
If you select a PCI board,
IRQ and base I/O values are dimmed
out because they are assigned automatically.
Click on OK when you have
finished defining the serial card.
If you want to change the speed or interrupt trigger level, or
to enable or disable a login for any of the ports on a serial card,
follow the instructions in
``Configuring a serial port''.
Click on Close.
If the Serial Manager relinks the kernel
because you changed the configuration of the serial ports,
you must shut down and reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
You can also modify the configuration of existing
serial cards by highlighting the card in the
``Configured serial cards'' list
and clicking on the Modify button
next to this list.
Change the configuration of the board,
and click on OK when you have finished.
To delete a configured serial card, select the card from those
listed, and click on Delete.
Configuring a serial port
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003