[SunHELP] mouse and other weird problem
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Thu Nov 1 22:52:36 CST 2001
i just installed solaris 8 on my sparcstation5 110. i am having a
couple of little problems that i'm hoping people can help me with.
the mouse isn't working (i've tried two different mice, both of which
seem to work on other solaris machines). i'm pretty sure that the
keyboard worked at one point with a mouse.
the keyboard says type 4 on the bottom (not sure if there's any other
info that would be helpful)... the mice are both standard (not
optical)... one is an older three button mouse, and the other is a newer
devices are as follows:
# ls -al /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Nov 1 20:11 /dev/mouse -> ../devices/pseudo/consms at 0:mouse
# ls -al /devices/pseudo/consms at 0:mouse
crw------- 1 root other 17, 0 Nov 1 20:11 /devices/pseudo/consms at 0:mouse
the keyboard has a similar setup, but it works.
is there anything i can do to troubleshoot this?
# cd /home
# ls -al
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1 Nov 1 20:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 512 Nov 1 20:32 ..
# ln -s /export/home/william .
ln: cannot create ./william: Operation not applicable
# chmod u+w /home
chmod: WARNING: can't change /home
# rmdir /home
rmdir: directory "/home": Directory is a mount point or in use
(i'd like to just symlink /home to /export/home since i accidentally
created /export/home instead of /home)
am i missing something simple here? there isn't a mount point for home;
just for /export/home
also (sorry for all the questions) there are very few man pages
installed. does the default solaris 8 user install (not the developer
install) contain man pages?
are there packages for the documentation that i should install?
since i had limited disk space, i didn't do the developer install,
although in retrospect, perhaps i should have.
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