Using non-sun mice on a sparc?

From: Dr. Ido <>
Date: Thu Feb 20 02:58:00 2003

I'm trying to get Sparcstation 1 up and running with Redhat Linux, but I
don't have any sun mice.

I noticed as the install CD boots it looks for a mouse-systems mouse. I
have some other workstation mice around here somewhere, and I think at
least some of them were marked mouse-systems. Has anyone managed adapt any
other mice for use on a Sparc?

I know there are some commercial sun to ps/2 adapter, but $75 is a bit much
to spend on an adapter for a $5 computer.

I though about using a serial mouse, but porting the PC driver to Sparc is
way beyond my current skill level.

I could always just buy a sun mouse, but the shipping/currency conversion
charges are likely to be more than the cost of the mouse itself.

Any ideas appreciated...
Received on Thu Feb 20 2003 - 02:58:00 GMT

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