[rescue] Scroll wheel mouse on Ultra60 ?

Mark Brown sunrescue at marknmel.com
Sun Mar 9 15:51:51 CDT 2008

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Was wondering if there is a way to get a scroll wheel mouse operating 
> on a U60.
> Ideas I had:
> 1. USB (I did install an IOGear GIF320 firewire/USB combo card)
> On idea 1, how do you tell Solaris' X server to get the mouse events 
> from USB ?
> On either idea, can Solaris' X server respond to scroll wheel events ?
> Currently running Solaris 8, but looking to move it to 9 or 10.

On my U10 running Solaris 10, I have a generic USB 1 style 2 port pci 
board (Seems to be an OPTi Firelink 82C861 chip)
The card is the same as the one in this picture:

Here is OPTi's website for this card. Datasheets seem to be here too.

I plugged in the mouse (I use a MS Optical J-Mouse), noted in 
messages/syslog/dmesg what hardware path the mouse was on (in the below 
example it is on: "/pci at 1f,0/pci at 1/usb at 1/mouse at 1")

Then I added the following to /etc/system.

* usb mouse config
set consconfig:usb_ms_path="/pci at 1f,0/pci at 1/usb at 1/mouse at 1"

Not sure if I needed to do a boot -r or a touch /reconfigure; reboot at 
anypoint in this procedure.

IIRC, the mouse scroll events "just worked" in solaris 10.

BTW - here is a link to Bigadmin with similar info:

Hope this helps!


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