TouchStream keyboards with FreeBSD?
bobthomp at snookles.com
Mon Mar 31 14:25:11 PST 2003
>>>>> "sp" == Steve Price <steve at havk.org> writes:
sp> Does anyone have any experience using the TouchStream keyboards
sp> from FingerWorks with FreeBSD?
Heh. I sent a somewhat-related question to this mailing list a day or
two ago. (Subject: Possible to use multiple keyboards simultaneously?)
>From time to time I've used a FingerWorks Mini with a VAIO laptop
running FreeBSD. The built-in keyboard has been dying, so I purchased
a Mini as a possible replacement. To switch between keyboards, I've
# kbdcontrol -k /dev/kbd0 < /dev/console
# kbdcontrol -k /dev/kbd1 < /dev/console
... where /dev/kbd0 is my PS/2 keyboard and /dev/kbd1 is (when plugged
in) the Mini.
For the mouse, I use the moused daemon with the command line
"/usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/ums0 -I /var/run/moused.ums0.pid", then the
following in XF86Config:
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
One afternoon, I tried using the Mini as the only keyboard on a
desktop FreeBSD box. After configuring the BIOS to be able to use a
USB keyboard, it seemed to work well enough ... though I didn't keep
the system in that configuration for very long.
If anyone knows how to use a USB keyboard & a PS/2 keyboard
simultaneously (or two USB keyboards), I'd love to know. :-)
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