Using non-sun mice on a sparc?

From: Joe <>
Date: Thu Feb 20 10:01:00 2003

At 01:54 AM 2/21/03 +1000, you wrote:
>> Have you looked for an original mouse on E-bay? They show up frequently
>and sometimes sell very cheap. That's probably the >easiest and least
>troublesome way of getting a working mouse.
>> FWIW I have a mechanical SUN mouse on E-bay right now. I'm not sure if
>it will work on the SparkStation 1 but I don't >think it will. (It uses a
>PS/2 type connector with only three pins). But there are plenty of websites
>on the net that list >SUN parts and will tell you if it will work and/or
>the part number for the correct mouse for your SS 1.
>According to the pinout, the mouse only uses 3 pins (vcc, data, gnd) so it
>would probably work. I've avoided buying off ebay so far as I am in .au, a
>cheap mouse isn't so cheap after currency conversion and shipping is taken
>into account. I one shows up locally I'll grab it. Even so, I'd like to
>put trackball on the sparc if I end up spending any serious time on it.

   They made trackballs for some of the SUNs. A friend of mine has one. But I know that they're hard to find.

   Take a look at <>. If that looks like the right mouse let me know and I'll send you one for the cost of postage. Global Priority mail runs about $8 and it will be there in less than a week.

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