serial mouse not working
My brandless, 3-button serial mouse won't work under Linux, neither in the
console nor under X. It works OK under Windows. I've been a Linux user
for about 3 years and I never had or heard of this kind of problem. I
guess it should be a stupid mistake or something, but I can't see what is
Is it possible to be a motherboard problem? Mine is a SiS (I forgot the
model), with all those PCI, PnP, onboard adapters (sigh). But I guess
this bears no problem with respect to serial ports. BTW, I've got a
(real) modem running without problems under /dev/ttyS1.
At bootup, the kernel says:
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
So it shouldn't be a IRQ conflict.
Also at bootup, setserial reports:
Configuring serial ports...done.
/dev/ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
/dev/ttyS1 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
It seems normal to me. And gpm runs happily, as if nothing were wrong, but
the mouse cursor never appears.
Neither does X 22.214.171.124 report any errors. The mouse cursor is displayed
but doesn't move. When I kill X, it reports:
waiting for X server to shut down
Fatal server error:
Unable to set status of mouse fd (Interrupted system call)
Rafael Caetano <email@example.com>