Subject: VAXstation & X11
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Rhein <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/1999 17:59:30
> [...] There's no mouse or support yet, so it's only an exercise in
> "Wow, that's X alright -- nifty." It has very little practicle
(brian: i hope it's ok to cite your email)
i found some qvioctl.h (from BSD, later i found ragge was already
pointing to it) and patched some headers&includes, so i think i finally
catched up the previously described state. :)
beside: it took me a while to enable the ctrl-shift-Fn for multiple ttys
(as i am used to i386-linux), since i only did a "MAKDEV std" to get
control over the amount of files in /dev (which was purely my big, stupid
mistake ;). i really am missing some /usr/src/sys/Documentation directory
and especially the devices.txt file ;)
NOW, what is missing to get the LKC and the mouse to get work with X11?
i scanned the port-vax stuff and it seems ragge is "working on it"; i was
looking at wscons-stuff, looking at lkc.c and dz_vsbus.c and around; it
seems that there never was a real mouse support for vsbus, right? and the
lkc support doesn't attach as /dev/wskbd*, hm.
still my cursor keys at the LK401 do not work on console. am i missing
something? the lkc.c Fn-Key-checks around line 150 have different
definitions than in <dev/dev/lk201.h> -- why?
when i try to open /dev/tty0 (which should be dz0), i cannot find
any mouse or keyboard related action.
i wrote some tools to get wskbd, wsmouse and wsdisplay info (just calling
the get-info-ioctls [should i post c-source to the list?]), and it seems
only wsdisplay gets served.
i am at the beginning of netbsd-hacking, but willing to contribute
something. just give me some pointers to the right direction, where to
look for the missing connection.
greetings from tuebingen (the place from the FIRST german