Subject: Re: AXPpci33 Install floppy panic
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/05/1998 21:38:37
As Curt Sampson wrote...
> On Tue, 5 May 1998, Stan Pietkiewicz wrote:
> > I keep getting a panic when the NetBSD/alpha 1.3 install floppy 
> > appears to detect a second (non-existent) vga card in my AXPpci33. Is 
> > this possibly related to a "**mouse error**" message on the monitor right 
> > after "initializing keyboard", or is something else broken?
> > 
> > BTW, I get the mouse error message whether or not I've got the mouse 
> > plugged in to the first serial port.
> Probably not. The mouse should certainly not go into the first
> serial port on an SRM system; that's the serial console. Normally
> the mouse would be plugged into the PS/2 mouse port; I don't know
> if there's a connector for it on systems with the AT keyboard
> connector rather than the PS/2 keyboard connector.

No. there isn't. I have read (in Digital internal newsgroups) reports of
people who have successfully removed the AT connector and put a pair of
PS/2 connectors onto the NoName. Can be done if you know how to handle a
soldering iron.

You now also know why Digital Unix is only supported on the PS/2 style

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