Subject: Re: Xserver on 5000/200: does mouse work with 1.3_ALPHA or newer?
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/04/1998 13:51:16
Simon Burge writes:
>On Tue, 03 Feb 1998 19:22:42 -0800 Jonathan Stone wrote:
>> Is there anyone out there using an X server on a 5000/200
>> with NetBSD 1.3_BETA or newer? If so, does the mouse work?
>> If it does, that would help enormously wiht limiting the
>> possible reasons why mouse movement seems to not work on 3100s.
>My 3100 at work was running 1.3_ALPHA - I just started an install before
>I left for home last night. I'll let you know later today about this.
>I also have a 5000/200 idle - I can test that too...
>One thing - when I first turned it on after I got back from holidays
>the mouse _didn't_ work, but it must have been hardware - another mouse
Thanks, simon My suspicion was that the DELAY() calibration based on
CPU speed is slighly too low for the 3100 and 2100, and this tends to
There's a code fragment in sys/arch/pmax/dev/lk201.c which
does DELAY(100) between the mouse self-test and setting the mouse
into auto-report mode. Michael Hitch was going to try changing
that to DELAY(1000).
I think an even safer test is to try changing the two
lines in sys/arch/mips/mips/mips_mcclock.c (nominally for 2100 and 3100)
which is the same DELAY() multipiler that the 5000/200 is using.
If that doesn't work, we need another theory.
(Apologies to those with 3100s, I cant easily get mine booted right now.)