Adding mice and bitpads

Configuring a mouse

To install a mouse on your system:

  1. Install the mouse in the computer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    NOTE: Do not connect a keyboard mouse to a running SCO OpenServer system, as this might cause damage to the hardware on some machines.

  2. Log in as root and 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 mouse.

  4. Select Install a mouse from the menu.

  5. Select the type of mouse you will use from the options listed. When prompted:

  6. Specify the terminals and multiscreens that are allowed to accept input from the mouse. Do not specify any tty ports where mice are actually connected. You may choose to allow any or all other terminals and console multiscreens to use the mouse. The default associates the mouse with all of the console multiscreens.

    If you install more than one mouse, make sure the terminal specifications for each mouse do not overlap. Only one mouse can be allowed for input on a given tty.

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

  7. If you are configuring a USB mouse, you are now finished. Skip Step 8, as you do not need to reboot the system for the USB mouse to work.

    For all other mouse types, relink the kernel to install the mouse driver.

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

NOTE: Many system utilities (for example, usemouse(C)) and applications (for example, SCO Shell) which use a mouse require pseudo-ttys to be installed on the system. If you wish to run such an application, see ``Testing a mouse''. If necessary, use the mkdev ptty command to create more than the 32 pseudo-ttys that are generated by default when an SCO OpenServer system is installed.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003