sparc64/91882: Ultra 10 mouse/keyboard

mdh mdh_lists at
Tue Jan 17 12:31:34 PST 2006

--- Robert Slade <bsd at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 06:08, Miles Nordin wrote:
> > >>>>> "m" == mdh  <mdh_lists at> writes:
> > 
> >      m> It feels like this is a recurring question
> on a weekly basis,
> >      m> I'd be more than willing to write a big
> ole document
> > 
> > Why not just fix the Xorg installed to have a
> working config file?
> > Then the questions will disappear without training
> people to jump
> > through meaningless hoops like Linux-using circus
> animals.
> The problem is not with Xorg, that works. The actual
> problem is that
> during install the mouse demon is not installed
> unlike the i386 fbsd
> version. In addition, the problem report was
> addressed to a lack of
> mouse drivers which was incorrect.
> If the OP had googled for an answer he would have
> found it. I know
> because one of the posts was mine.  
> However, I would humbly suggest that issue is
> addressed in the errata. 
> Rob

In FreeBSD6.0 on SPARC64, moused is installed
normally... I can't speak for previous versions and
6.0-R is the first I've personally used on SPARC64.  
It also is possible that it's in a different set (I
always manually pick and install pretty much
everything except for 'info' and 'games' ;-)) but if
that is the case, it seems a bit silly.  

But yeah, the info the OP needs is definitly in our
list archives - still not sure why he would've only
searched for "sunmouse" (Linux has a /dev/sunmouse,
but that's the only time I can ever remember seeing
that particular name).  

To address the suggestion of "simply having the
installed Xorg contain a working config file" - if you
follow the FreeBSD handbook, you will end up having
Xorg generate a config based on what it thinks exists,
and modify that to fix anything it got wrong or
whatever.  I'm not sure how well that does with the
keyboard/mouse stuff on FreeBSD/SPARC64.  Regardless,
even if it generates total crud output, it's an Xorg
problem and not a FreeBSD problem.  :-)

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