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Re: [MiNT] new ttyS names

On Sat, 29 Jan 2000 16:04:31 +0200, Martin-Eric Racine wrote:

> NOTE:  Serial2 and LAN are mutually exclusive, on the MegaSTE and
>        TT; selecting Serial2 disables LAN and vice-versa, because
>        they both use SCC-A.  Changing one bit on the sound chip
>        alters the selection to one connector or the other.
> -----cut-----
> This would make an easier transition, for people who are used to
> the KGMD tty names, as it follows the same order, except on LAN,
> and also for people who prefer to use traditional port names.
> Btw, why the separate serial2/lan entries? Why not keep only one
> tty for serial2/lan, assume LAN is selected and then parse for a
> LAN_SCC environment variable and if "no" switch to serial2 port?

Indeed, why make it easy when you can make it difficult... What's wrong with
using two devices? Opening serial2 will lock lan and vice versa, which means
that you can use both (but not at the same time ofcourse) without having
to configure anything at all. Just *use* it. What can be easier?

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