[rescue] Sun Ultra 5 and USB keyboard/mouse

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Dec 20 10:18:27 CST 2006

On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 02:29:28PM +0200, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> Is there any way to use a USB keyboard and mouse on an Ultra 5? 
> What would be acceptable would be to have it work under X, even
> better would be to have openboot use it and/or solaris use it as
> the console. 

I've put a $20 generic CompUSA-store-brand PCI USB controller into an
Ultra 60 and been able to use the keyboard/mouse under X with Solaris
10, but you won't be able to use that keyboard/mouse under OBP.

Pretty much any of the "generic reference design" 2 or 4-port cards
should work w/Solaris 10.  

This $12 card worked fine in my Solaris x86 box; I'd guess it will
work fine in a SPARC as well:


Sun has a list online of "certified" USB controllers, I'll see if 
I can dig up the link.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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