SUMMARY: SUCCESS!! Trying to connect USB Mouse on Ultra 80

From: Super-User <>
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 22:44:56 EDT
Finally my Sun Ultra 80 becomes useful as a desktop, thanks to the 
Microsoft optical USB mouse. The sun mechanical mouse was so difficult 
to use!

The only thing I had to do was the following:

(1) Find the mouse device in the /devices directory, which happens to be 
(in my case):


(2) Strip off the '/devices' and ':mouse', which gives:

(3) Add the following line to the /etc/system file:

	set consconfig:usb_ms_path="/pci@1f,4000/usb@5/mouse@2"

(4) Thats It! No need to mess with the /usr/X11/etc/...OWconfig file...

Hope this helps others who are using a mechanical mouse with their older 
Sun workstations! The Optical USB is SOOOOOO much smoother and more 

The follwing document is a great USB primer for Solaris including how to 
configure a USB mouse and keyboard on an older system (Ultra XX series)

Ashok wrote:
> Yes on both..
> The USB card I am using is on the HCL.
>>have you checked the hcl for usb devices?
>>did you search the archives?
>>Super-User wrote:
>>>I am trying to connect a USB mouse on a Sun Ultra 80.
>>>I am using a Belkin USB card and a Microsoft mouse.
>>>I see the device in the /devices/pci@4000/usb..... directory..
>>>It looks like the mouse has been properly configured.
>>>But when I put in the path to the device in the
>>>/usr/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig file, it gives an error while
>>>starting  S-windows (Xsun process)....complaining about the USB mouse.
>>>Has anyone been through this problem before??
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Received on Tue Oct 14 22:44:52 2003

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