Since my computer only came with one serial port, I went ahead and installed a ISA card that contains an extra parallel port, and two additional serial ports.
When the kernal (2.2.12-20) boots, it correctly identifies that I have 3 serial ports, however it does not 'see' the second parallel port.
When I attempt to access the other two serial ports, via ttyS1 and ttyS2, the following message occurs in the /var/log/messages file:
modprobe: can't locate module char-major-108
I understand what it means, but can't seem to figure out how to fix the problem. Just to be sure, I did actually boot into (shudder) windows to verify that it could see the ports, and it was able to see only one additional com port, and one parallel port.
What I'm doing is setting up a PPP session over the tty port to my Plam Pilot so that I can sync with the PC in my office. I have the PPP session working using ttyS0, and verified that everything works using the Linux box in my office.
Wondering if I should just buy a single serial port card instead of using this multi-combo one.