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SubjectRe: Linux-1.3.88 - Code Freeze
Chris,

Upon observing this same problem on my machine, I found
that the serial port was disabled in the cmos setup, it's
under security options.


---russ


On Sun, 14 Apr
1996, Chris Ariyo wrote:

> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Hello Linuxers,
> I think this code freeze is good, but please, try to look at the serial
> drivers in the present kernel.
> I installed linux 1.3.87 and 1.3.88 and could not connect to my school
> machine not by slip, ppp or evn kermit. Earlier kernels worked for me.
> Please, Help !!! I going crazy not been able to surf the net.
>
> - Chris Ariyo
>
> >
> > Ok, I'm trying it again. A code freeze of Linux for the upcoming 2.0
> > release. The previous freeze thawed up a lot, and then we had the ppp
> > problems that only now seem to have been resolved, so that I can freeze
> > again...
> >
> > Anyway, Linux-1.3.88 is now available on ftp.funet.fi and
> > ftp.cs.helsinki.fi, and other mirrors will pick them up within hours
> > (admittedly not sunsite, but others have been discussed on this list).
> >
> > 1.3.88 fixes a few silly problems with 87 (the missing ACK thing and the
> > send side timer problems), and I have a few responses saying it's finally
> > ok. I hope it's ok for everybody now..
> >
> > This kernel also has a few more spelling fixes, and a iso9660 filesystem
> > bugfix.
> >
> > The code-freeze means that I once more enter "bug-fixes only" mode, and
> > don't even try to send me new features (I'd hate to fall for them ;-).
> > There are obviously things we could do better (write-side NFS caching
> > etc), but believe it or not, there is life after 2.0 too..
> >
> > Ok, send me reports, and hopefully we have the worst network problems
> > behind us now..
> >
> > Linus
>
>



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