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RE: [SLUG] installing ps2 mouse
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] installing ps2 mouse
- From: "Rowling, Jill" <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 09:50:33 +1000
I think you'll find the mouse settings are done in the hardware/firmware. If
the machine has an OpenBoot PROM, the mouse is set there.
The PROM software can scan for hardware (or you might have to boot -r iirc)
but if you have the Sun type 5 keyboard plugged in, the mouse circuit goes
I think you will either have to ditch the Sun keyboard entirely (which
includes the mouse) and put in another one.
I think there was an PC style optical mouse available for the Ultra 10 and I
think they used a different keyboard. You might try looking at the hardware
manuals (download PDF) on docs.sun.com, see how they used to ship for the
From: Amanda [mailto:alwynne@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, 6 October 2003 4:06 PM
Subject: [SLUG] installing ps2 mouse
The hardware is an opentec clone of a Sun Ultra 10, with a sun type 5
keyboard & sun mouse. The machine also has 2 ps2 sockets for keyboard
mouse. The OS is Debian-sparc 3.0 r1. What I want to do is replace the
crappy, worn-out sun mouse with a nice new optical ps2 wheel mouse.
Running od -x /dev/sunmouse outputs nice hexadecimal when I move the sun
mouse. Running od -x /dev/psaux returns "no such device".
cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV psaux returns "don't know how to make device "psaux" "
rm psaux; mknod -m 600 psaux c 10 1 doesn't return any errors but od -x
/dev/psaux still returns "no such device"
The kernel is 2.4.18. I downloaded the kernel source for 2.4.22 and went
through make xconfig, but I can't see any options particularly appropriate
for enabling ps2 mice.
dmesg returns, amongst other things
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
I tried posting this question to the debian-sparc list, which is where I
learnt about the "od" command, and I've googled myself silly, but I'm
obviously missing something.
If someone could please point me in the right direction, I'd be really
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