flakey miata 433a
i wrote yesterday about the mouse problem.
thanks for the many answers. however, it seems that the
ps/2 port on the mobo is dead. i have tried /dev/psaux and
/dev/mouse -> /dev/psaux to no avail.... however, in dmesg
you can see it find the ps/2 mouse port ok.
there are a few unresolved items, however. in my red/hat experience, the
runlevel can be set so that x does not start at startup. this alpha is
starting x and when i go ctrl/alt/f1 i don't get to the keyboard that is
running x. i can't stop x short of shutting down, so i don't get the
server output to look at re mouse problems. is there a different
run-level to set in inittab so that x does not start automatically? or
how do you kill the x server, and where will its output log be?
if the ps/2 port is indeed dead, then should i not be able to set
up a bus mouse or even a usb mouse???
ok, my other problem. the ethernet controller is flakey... runs about
30% packet loss. it *seems* to be mechanical... the little board
with the coax and rj45 *seems* to respond to mechanical pressures
but without much repeatability. i rang out the two pair with an
ohmmeter and they seem fine... that's from the rj45 to the mobo-end
of the cable. is there a way to disable the on board e-net and
substitute a 3c905?? i can't find any cmos options or blue meanies.
thanks again for your hospitality
ps: this box was a gift-horse....
Dave Mallery, K5EN
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