[Oberon] aux port
lab.eas at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 18:23:12 CEST 2013
|"Fix Keyboard/Aux init problems on some machines (PS2 option in
|ConfigMouse). VGA bug?" and Input.Mod has "PS/2 Aux port ... auxoverflows
|... auxbuf ..."
|What is the meaning of "aux". It is not in
|Is is merely a synonym for PS/2 which is suitable for use in source code?
My current linux wants: /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/psaux -t ps2
which seems to indicate a 'connection' between PS2 <-> aux
but seldom is the solution to a problem in the meaning of one word.
The 'cua?cau' notation in *nix is also obsolete ?
Coincidentally I'm having a lot to do with keybrd & mouse lately:
HOW2 run rPi plugged to a TV, with a mouse only, like ETHO can do?
How can a USB-mouse just plug to PS2 via a a passive adaptor, when
USB is so complex, and didn't even exist when PS2 was specified?
Apparently USB-mouse is not 'proper' USB, but just a bluff.
Why, when USB-mouse broke, did new one not ALSO work via PS2 adaptor?
Can USB-keybrd also work via adaptor? Probably not, since kybrd & mouse
connectors are coloured mauve/green respectively.
Is inittab fault on alternate installation cause by new USB-mouse
which needs to be plugged to USB-socket?
LNO also needed <ln -s X Y> modify for new mouse.
IMO keybrd & mouse is central to what makes ETHO special.
After I discovered how to input the char at the cursor [not caret],
to give a whole matric/spreadsheet like input-set, instead of the
half dozen ETHO kluks/chords, I realised that it's too difficult/slow
to position the cursor on a specific char.
I was misled by the fact the EditKeys nicely maps an action to a
caret-pointed char and a key. But the caret-pointed char is inevitably
at EOL; which is relatively easy to put the caret on.
Still: a matrix of 20 keys X several-special-words could be a useful
== Chris Glur.
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