Subject: Re: 2.0: ukbd/ums sans wskbd/wsmouse
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eduardo Horvath <eeh@NetBSD.org>
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.