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Re: [renfro@tntech.edu] Great job with 2.1, just a few minor questions

On Tue, Mar 09, 1999 at 07:25:06PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> I can confirm these bugs.  Is there anyone working on them?  Should I
> submit them as bugs against boot-floppies?

What has boot-floppies to do with these bugs?
> Couple of glitches, though, that might have alrady been addressed:
> 1) /dev/mouse was not symlinked to /dev/sunmouse when I first tried X.
>    Does some package that everybody else installs take care of that? As I
>    didn't even touch dselect, and used apt to get whatever other packages
>    were needed, I may very well have left out something.

Why should it be symlinked? AFAICT, the proper procedure is defining
/dev/sunmouse as the pointer device. /dev/mouse is a nice thing to have,
(don't need to remember which device is the mouse connected in which
machine) but I remember creating it by hand every time I needed it.
Perhaps xserver-configure should create it? I don't know for sure, but it
sounds like a wishlist bug against X.

> 2) /etc/rc.boot/0setserial croaked with "Cannot autoconfigure port:
>    Invalid argument" -- extremely minor, as those serial ports are not
>    likely to be used for anything. If this is the same init script as in
>    the i386 version, perhaps there should be a differnt one for Sparc?

Again, I know little about serial ports on Sparc, so I can't tell for
sure if this is a bug in setserial or not, but I think just commenting
out the AUTO_IRQ=auto_irq line will do the trick. Perhaps setserial
should detect it's running on a Sparc and not try autoconfig if that's
not supported in that architecture. Again, my vote is wishlist (or
normal) bug against setserial.

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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