Subject: Re: 2.0: ukbd/ums sans wskbd/wsmouse
To: matthew green <>
From: Eduardo Horvath <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/27/2005 15:35:20
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 04:24:57PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
>    Is it not possible to have USB keyboards and mice without also dragging
>    in all of wscons, on 2.0?  I was building a kernel for a headless

> it's probably that no one else sees the point in attaching ums without
> wsmouse as well, etc...  for eg ums.c, i guess you need to #include
> "wsmouse.h" and then guard the references that set/use sc->sc_wsmousedev
> with "#if NWSMOUSE > 0" or something.

Last time I looked at this issue USB keyboards and mice were intricately
tied to wscons.  Trying to disentangle them would be a lot of work.  And,
due to the design of wscons (unless something has changed radically), I 
don't think they would be useable at all without a wsdisplay.