8.0 release serial mouse not working

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Thu Nov 26 06:57:44 UTC 2009

Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:06:56 +0800, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
>> I checked /dev and there are no cuaa* or cuad*
> Confirmed, 8.0-RC1 with GENERIC kernel (my toyaround machine).
>> In 7.2 used the sysinstall/configur/mouse menu and it was the one that 
>> crated the moused_port="/dev/cuad0" rc.conf statment as showen in first 
>> post.
> That should have been the correct setting. On version 7, I
> have /dev/cuad0, /dev/cuad0.init and /dev/cuad0.lock. On
> version 8, there's /dev/cuau0, /dev/cuau0.init and
> /dev/cuau0.lock instead.
> Maybe loading a kernel module is required to have the
> serial ports available again?
>> /dev does have cuau0 & cuau1 for uucp dialer. could this be the names of 
>> the serial ports in 8.0?
> It seems that they don't work for the mouse because they're
> something different.
> I think there's another problem rising: Assume you want to
> have a serial dialin line (e. g. for a serial terminal), then
> you would have something like
> 	ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.115200" vt320 on secure
> in /etc/ttys. The question would be: If /dev/ttyd0 does not
> exist anymore, how to make this work again?
 From the 8.0 release notes is the following

[amd64, i386] The uart(4) is now the default driver for serial port 
devices in favor of the sio(4) driver. Note that the device nodes have 
been renamed with /dev/cuauN and /dev/ttyuN.

tested these rc.conf statements


serial mouse works again

This means sysinstall mouse config needs to be changed to reflect the 
new dev names.

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