Re: Sparc Potato mouse and keyboard setup
What xserver are you using?
Xsun or Xfree86?
If you have xsun you should remove the gpm package. xsun and gpm are
You may use the xmodmap to redefine your keyboard.
xkeycaps can help you to find your keyboard.
If you have xfree86 then you should change the /etc/X11/XF86Config
settings for the keyboard and mouse.
You may check the debian-sparc mail archive. There're lots of mails
relating to keyboard and mouse settings.
I have a Creator 3D card which works with xserver-xsun24 and a
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage I/II 215GT
[Mach64 GT] (rev 9a) on board which works with xserver-mach64
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 10:54:32 -0300
From: Renato Braga de Lima Guedes <email@example.com>
I had used Debian Slink on my Sun Ultra 10 free of problems, but now
I am trying to install the Debian Potato (2.2 r 2) and i'm having a lot
of trouble to configure my mouse and my keyboard to X enviroment.
The keyboard works OK out of the X enviroment, but whem the X is
turned on the keyboard seems to change some characters. For example, the
character "c" appear when the ENTER key is pressed. I saw, during the
instalation process, that a kind of X-Windows filter program is
instaled and a keyboard options screen appear. In fact, I am not sure
about wich keyboard select from that list. Since my keyboard is common
Sun one (QWERTY with nothing special) I have tried the Suns Keyboad
standart options, with no success.
The mouse problem is more challenger because there are few options
during the instalation process and I already have tryed all of them. Due
to a instalation bug, a had to make the simbolic link from /dev/mouse to
/dev/ttyS0 (I tryed to do it to /dev/ttyS1 too) that it's necessary to
start the X Windows enviroment, and it was OK, no problems. But when the
X Windows is turned on (the graphical screen appears OK) the mouse
pointer does not move. I don't know what to do. This damn mouse worked
OK with Slink for almost two years and this problem is becaming very
boring. My mouse is a Sun mouse, with 3 butons, and it's connected to
keyboard trougthout a rounded conector. The keyboard is connected to
computer trougthout a rounded connector too. I suspect that it is a PS/2
mouse (due to round conector) but I already have selected this options
and things didn't became better. I readed in the Debian.org home page
that there are some bug reports about PS/2 mouses but I couldn't find a
solution to this problem.
I would really apreciate if anyone could help me. Thanks.