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    Installing hardware without driver


    Hi,
    I have a computer that I assembled it to do some job. I need to detect and install a hardware that has no driver to instal. I have Linux Debian installed on my computer. I am almost new to Linux, but I have heard that I need to do some changes in kernel in order to Linux detect my hardware. Please help me about it.
    Thanks.

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    Hi and welcome.

    Your info is very vague.
    Which debian and which hardware are we talking about.

    lsusb
    lspci
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Hi and welcome.

    Your info is very vague.
    Which debian and which hardware are we talking about.

    lsusb
    lspci
    Evoc 8 serial port card pc104
    sorry for my vague information.
    any idea??
    Last edited by mehdikordilo; 07-09-2012 at 07:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehdikordilo View Post
    Evoc 8 serial port card pc104
    sorry for my vague information.
    any idea??
    Like he said it might help to post the output of lsusb and lspci. Also you could try the program 'discover' which you will probably have to install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehdikordilo View Post
    Evoc 8 serial port card pc104
    sorry for my vague information.
    any idea??
    Is it something like this? It is possible that the chip controller for the serial ports on your card is already supported by Linux. You check by using stty and looking for /dev/ttyS* devices, e.g.:

    Code:
    stty -F /dev/ttyS1
    stty -F /dev/ttyS2
    etc...
    you should run stty as root, btw. note that ttyS0 (and sometimes ttyS1) are the character devices for the on-board serial ports (if they exist). and sometimes the driver creates totally bizarre serial devices names, like /dev/ttyMX1.

    if the serial devices do not seem to be there, then maybe you do need drivers. according to the datasheet for the device I linked to above, the chipset is the OXFORD OxuPCI954 COM. i would hope that if that were the case, that the vendor of the I/O card would provide them.

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    8 serial port card detection error

    Hi,
    I have a Evoc PC/104 8 serial port card and trying to install and use serial port. my main card (that is again PC/104) has 4 serial port and my Debian 5 detected them as ttyS0-3. I tried to make ttyS4-11 with MAKEDEV but udev stops it!! I tried to make them with mknod but it when I want to setserial it , it says : no device or address. Can any one tell me how can I get this 8 serial port card work?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehdikordilo View Post
    Hi,
    I have a Evoc PC/104 8 serial port card and trying to install and use serial port. my main card (that is again PC/104) has 4 serial port and my Debian 5 detected them as ttyS0-3. I tried to make ttyS4-11 with MAKEDEV but udev stops it!! I tried to make them with mknod but it when I want to setserial it , it says : no device or address. Can any one tell me how can I get this 8 serial port card work?
    Thanks.
    Provide the output from:

    lspci -vv > out.txt ; post the out.txt contents (note 2 x "v")

    and also

    dmesg > out2.txt ; post the out2.txt contents

    for assistance.

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