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From: Vojtech Pavlik <>
To: Sean Callanan <>
Subject: Re: [MOUSE] "Virtual PC" mouse no longer works
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 10:07:40 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 02:23:55AM -0500, Sean Callanan wrote:
> Dear mailing list,
> I'm running Debian inside Connectix Virtual PC 6.0.1. This software 
> simulates Pentium-based hardware on a Macintosh. It lets the guest OS 
> "captue" the Macintosh mouse - when the guest OS wants to use the mouse, 
> the Macintosh pointer disappears and the guest OS receives mouse events. 
> This is done using a virtual PS/2 device.
> This functionality works with the following kernels (with relevant 
> configuration options). They are stock Debian kernels.
> 2.2.20:
> 2.4.18:
> The mouse is free until X starts up (getting mouse events from 
> /dev/psaux) and is then "captured" and usable in X. But with 
> 2.6.0-test11, this functionality is broken. The relevant parameters in 
> my .config are:
> I have tried:
>  1) Using /dev/input/mice and /dev/psaux in my XF86Config
>  2) Passing psmouse_noext=1 to the kernel
> Neither gave any success.
> Please cc: me on any replies as I am not subscribed. Thank you for your 
> time.

Enable DEBUG in drivers/input/serio/i8042.c and look at dmesg output
(and send it to me, too). There one can see what went wrong, what's
not being emulated correctly.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR

      reply	other threads:[~2003-11-30  9:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-30  7:23 [MOUSE] "Virtual PC" mouse no longer works Sean Callanan
2003-11-30  9:07 ` Vojtech Pavlik [this message]

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