[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Hi,
>   I have got a problem with my HS56 PCTel modem because I can not
>   enable my serial ports. The first two ports are automatically
>   enabled, but the third and the fourth does not get enabled. I
read
>   the handbook and tried to do it myself, but without success. I
have
>   connected the modem to the COM3 port(sio2). When I take the
output
>   of "dmesg" command I get the following output....
>
> sio2: configured irq 5 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> sio2: port may not be enabled
> sio3: configured irq 9 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> sio3: port may not be enabled
>
> The irqs and are as follows
> sio0  4
> sio1  3
> sio2  5
> sio3  9
>
> I have also removed the lines that disable COM3 and COM4 ports
from
> the file "/boot/device.hints". Can anyone please tell me what
should
> I do
> now?
>
>                                                       Ajesh John

There are only 2 serial com nipples on standard PCs. These are
called sio0 and sio1 in FreeBSD and com1 and com2 by the
motherboard. What makes you think your PC has a com3 and com4
external nipples? You should be cabling you external serial modem to
your PCs com1 or com2 external serial nipples.

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