Mice with unix and vp/ix (was Re: X11 prob w/386ix 2.0.2)

Joe Huffman joe at proto.UUCP
Fri May 25 07:29:36 AEST 1990

Various people have mentioned their trials and tribulation with mice.  I
would like to add mine...

I have one of the first Microshaft mice, sold approx. 5 or 6 years ago.  It
is a bus mouse, this was before the serial mice were even available.  I 
spent days trying to get the mouse to work with SCO UNIX 3.2.  While
working on it I had tested the mouse under DOS, suddenly it started working
under UNIX.  I was mystified, but somewhat pleased.

I was able to use it under VP/ix with no problem, everything was fine.
Until I had to reset the machine and reboot.  The mouse stopped working.
I was at a loss to make it work again until I woke up in the middle of the
night a week or so later... I had initialized something while in DOS!
My start up procedure is now boot DOS via floppy, load mouse driver, 
ctrl-alt-del, remove floppy, boot unix...

One other tidbit... check the intterupt on the mouse.  Mine was originally
IRQ1 (I think), now it is IRQ5.

joe at proto.uucp
FAX: 208-263-8772

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