operation not permitted on entropy file

David Benfell benfell at parts-unknown.org
Wed Aug 13 09:42:12 UTC 2014

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:25:14AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:43:21 -0700, David Benfell wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 07:31:41AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:

(Thanks for all of the above, snipped)
> Your system seems to be new. Where do you want to plug the serial
> mouse into? I assume you don't have a 9 pin serial connector
> anymore. Sometimes, there's still a pair of PS/2 connectors,
> and a PS/2 mouse can be used.

Actually, much to my surprise, there's a serial connection on the back
of the thing. But no, no PS/2 connectors. Ane yes, it is very new. (I
just don't remember ever having a shakedown like this.)
> However, if you should accidentally find a 25 pin serial connector
> on your PC, I have a Genius mouse here (working!) which will fit.
> With branded "mouse holder"! ;-)

No, it's a nine-pin. I remember the 25-pin connectors from my DEC
PDP-11 days when there weren't any mice and there was no graphical
display. And as I recall, they were labeled RS232C then, even if DEC
only used three of the pins.

But having been in and out of technology a couple times since then, I
never saw a 25-pin mouse connector. Wow!
> > This system doesn't even have connectors
> > for the mouse and keyboard connectors that were common 15 years ago
> > (and I don't have any of those mice laying around either).
> No PS/2 anymore? How time flies... :-)
Actually haven't seen a PS/2 connector for a while. Given the latest
hullabaloo about USB security issues, I wonder if they'll make a

David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org>
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