Adding mice and bitpads

Installing a bitpad

NOTE: Bitpads are not supported by the X server. They cannot be used in place of mice.

To install a bitpad:

  1. Install the bitpad according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Log in as root, put the system into maintenance mode

  3. Select Mouse/Graphic Input Device from the devices listed by the Hardware/Kernel Manager, or enter the command mkdev bitpad.

  4. Select Install a bitpad from the menu.

  5. Specify the type of bitpad you wish to install.

  6. Select the specific model that you wish to install.

  7. Select the port to which you wish to attach the bitpad.

  8. Specify the terminals and multiscreens that are allowed to accept input from the bitpad. Do not attempt to allow bitpad input on any tty to which any bitpads are physically connected or you receive an error message. You may choose to allow any or all other terminals and console multiscreens to use the bitpad. Press <Enter> to associate all of the console multiscreens.

    Note that only one bitpad can provide input on a terminal or multiscreen.

    See ``Using a mouse'' for more information on sharing these devices between several terminals or multiscreens.

  9. Relink the kernel to install the bitpad driver.

  10. If you have no more changes to make to your bitpad configuration at this time, you can quit the mkdev utility and use the System Shutdown Manager or use the shutdown(ADM) command to shut down the system and reboot.
You can invoke the Hardware/Kernel Manager or mkdev bitpad at any time to allow or prevent input on different terminals, remove a bitpad, or check your current configuration.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003