Configuring a mouse
To install a mouse on your system:
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
Install the mouse in the computer according to the
Do not connect a keyboard mouse to a running SCO OpenServer
system, as this might cause damage to the hardware
on some machines.
Log in as root and put the system into maintenance mode.
Select Mouse/Graphic Input Device
from the devices listed by the Hardware/Kernel Manager,
or enter the command mkdev mouse.
Select Install a mouse from the menu.
Select the type of mouse you will use from the options listed.
For a bus mouse, select the type of mouse to be
installed and its parameters. If you wish to change the
default parameters, Take special care when
changing the interrupt vector for the mouse. Select an
unused interrupt vector. See
``Typical device interrupts''.
For a keyboard mouse, select the
resolution you require.
``Changing the keyboard mouse resolution setting''
``Solving slow or no response from keyboard mice''
for more about high resolution mice.)
For a serial mouse, select the port on which the mouse is installed.
For a USB mouse, select the port on which the mouse
For wheel mice, select an entry that contains the string
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.
``Using a mouse''
for more information on sharing the mouse between several
terminals or multiscreens.
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.
If you have no more changes to make to your mouse configuration,
quit the mkdev utility and
use the System Shutdown Manager or the
command to shut down the system and reboot.
Many system utilities (for example,
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.
Changing mouse ports
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003