[rescue] Sun Type-4 keyboard problems

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Aug 5 12:23:18 CDT 2017

On 08/05/2017 01:18 PM, john ferguson wrote:
> I'm using my 1992 Type 4 keyboard with a Sparc 10.  I have the original
> hard grid board and the optical mouse.  Lately, it seems to need a bit
> more jogging to get it to register a move.
> It could be my imagination, though.  Can anyone suggest some choices.
> I'm not fond of idea of going to a mechanical mouse which was an option
> in 92 and I have no idea whether a newer keyboard-mouse combination can
> be made to work with the 10.
> From my SunVar days, I have a vague memory of selling someone a
> trackball which worked with that vintage sungear.  I tried it and didn't
> like it.
> I use my system for CAD and solid-modeling and for that a mouse is
> really easiest.
> Ideas?

  The solution seems simple to me.  You like the mouse, but it seems to
be wearing out.  Just get another one.  They're not at all difficult to


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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