Testing a mouse
Pseudo-ttys must be installed on the system in order to use
If usemouse does not produce the cursor
behavior described here, or you see the following error
messages, your mouse is not installed correctly.
Log in as root in multiuser mode on the terminal
you wish to test.
Enter the following at the system prompt:
usemouse -t vi -c "view /etc/termcap"
Observe the cursor as you move the mouse.
The cursor should move as the mouse moves.
Pressing the mouse buttons should provide the following
Left button moves the cursor to the beginning of the file.
Middle button deletes the current character.
Right button moves the cursor to the last line of the file.
If you are using a two button mouse, pressing both buttons
at once emulates the middle button.
To stop the usemouse utility, press <Esc>,
then enter :q! and press <Enter>.
Because usemouse starts a new shell when
executed, it is important to exit this shell before
starting a graphical application.
Open event driver failed:: No such file or directory Open
event driver failed:: Not enough space...giving up
To fix the problem:
First, verify that your mouse is supported by UnixWare systems.
Make certain the cable is attached securely and, if you are
using a bus mouse, that the adapter card is properly
If you are using a bus mouse, verify that the bus mouse
card is recognized during the boot process and that there
is no conflict with the interrupt vector or base address.
Check the hardware configuration information using the
If you are using a serial mouse, verify that the serial
card to which your mouse is attached is recognized during
the boot process (by running
If the mouse is on a multiport board that uses its own
drivers, make certain the board works. Try the mouse on a
COM port to eliminate the possibility of a
third-party driver being the problem.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004