Subject: Re: wsmux problems
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/30/1999 22:55:26
Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jul 1999 22:40:36 +0200
>  Lennart Augustsson <> wrote:
>  > Could you tell me what your configuration is?  It might be some
>  > combination of ws* that I've not tested.
> wsdisplay* at tga?
> wsdisplay* at vga?

Yes, the * stopped working.  I'm sorry about that.  I've just commited
a fix.

>  > Every wsdisplay has an implicit mux, even if you don't have any other
>  > muxes in the kernel.  This mux will get fed from the console keyboard
>  > regardless of how you set up things.  I.e., the console keyboard is "glued"
>  > to the display.  Any further keyboard can either be attached directly to
>  > the wsdisplay (using wsconscfg -k N) or by first feeding them into
>  > another mux (probably using the mux locator) which is then attached
>  > to the wsdisplay (using wsconscfg -m N).
> Does the display then take inputs from two different muxes?  Or, do you have
> to detach the console keyboard from the display's implicit mux, and attach
> it to the other mux?

The display always takes its input from the implicit mux.  This mux starts out by
having just the console connected to it, but as you go into multiuser it will
also take its input from mux 1.  (Yes, a mux can be input to another mux.)


        -- Lennart