I mentioned to Mark
the trouble I was having with the serial port
laptop and he mentioned that most laptops have such ports normally turned
off to save power.
Of course. My very first laptop was like that—you would have to
enable the serial ports before using them. Forgot about that.
A quick Google
search and I find:
The serial port is disabled by default in the TP600. The TP600 can only run one of the serial and
infrared ports at a time. The easiest way to enable the serial port
is to go into Windows 95 and use the config tool there.
Linux on IBM ThinkPad
(I also learned about potential battery
problems but for me, that's par for course—this is the first laptop
I've had that I could run for any amount of time off the
Looks like I'll have to download
tpctl to enable the serial
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