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Linux diskless terminal....

Started by Guest, 2002-10-10T03:17:27-05:00 (Thursday)

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Anyone using a linux terminal server to break out those old 486's you got in the closet?

I got everything up and running...
bla bla bla

but for some reason the serial mouse doesn't work on the workstation. I've tried to change the protocol from ps/2 to Microsoft and the device to /dev/ttyS0-3 to check all serial ports but the bloody thing just will not work. I'm up for any suggestions....thanks!

William Grim

Try protocol PS/2.  You mentioned ps/2, and ps/2 doesn't exist as far as I know.

Hope that helps.  Also, if you have the serial mouse working in console, kill the program that runs it as I hear that it sometimes interrupts with XFree.  The name of the mouse daemon escapes me now; perhaps it's moused?

Well, hope some of this helps.

William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley


>> Try protocol PS/2. You mentioned ps/2, and ps/2 doesn't exist as far as I know.

That was a typo. But I did try it again just in case I messed up the first time. Same problem...

As far as a serial mouse working in a console I'm guessing you mean gpm? I didn't know Linux terminal server supported gpm...I guess it would/could but it's not listed anywhere in the config file. I really don't think that's the problem either though since I started it up in runlevel 3 and there wasn't any support for the mouse.

Thanks for any other suggestions you may have....