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controls configuration of serial ports

Set and/or report the configuration information associated with a serial port. This information includes what I/O port and which IRQ a particular serial port is using.

This version has a completely new approach to configuration, so if you have a setup other than the standard ttyS0 and 1, you will have to get your hands dirty.

By default, only COM1-4 are configured by the kernel, using IRQ 3 and 4. If you have other serial ports (such as an AST Fourport card), or if you have mapped the IRQs differently (perhaps COM3 and 4 to other IRQs to allow concurrent access with COM1 and 2) then you must have this package.

Package version:2.17-48


setserial Version 2.17 (27-Jan-2000)

Setserial is a program which allows you to look at and change various
attributes of a serial device, including its port, its IRQ, and other
serial port options.

Starting with Linux 0.99 pl10, only the COM1-4 ports are configured,
using the default IRQ of 4 and 3.  So, if you have any other serial
ports provided by other boards (such as an AST Fourport), or if


This package was originally put together by Bruce Perens <>
It is now maintained for Debian by Jonas Genannt <>

Note that the standard setup for this package is such that you never have
to change any of the configuration files. As standard, all configuration
changes made during the on-time of the machine are lost on a 
shutdown or halt. Only the configurat


SETSERIAL(8)                                            SETSERIAL(8)

       setserial - get/set Linux serial port information

       setserial [ -abqvVWz ] device [ parameter1 [ arg ] ] ...

       setserial -g [ -abGv ] device1 ...

       setserial is a program designed to set and/or report the con‐
       figuration information associated with a serial  port.   T


setserial (2.17-48) unstable; urgency=low

  * new maintainer (Closes: #636122)
  * debian/watch: ad


This is the Debian package of setserial. This package was originally put
together by Bruce Perens. I

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