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Old 01-09-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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/dev/tty0, /dev/tty1, /dev/tty10...and so on...which should be used for a device ???

Hello all,
Yesterday i reinstalled Slackware 10.0.
previously everytime /dev/mouse and "auto" protocol worked for me.
But this time it took me a long to configure the mouse.
my mouse is "logitech", serial, 3 button.

finally the setting are "MouseMan" and /dev/ttyS0"
But before this i tried with the following :
.......and few more...

Is seems to me like hit and trial method.
Is there any other way of doing it...or just hit and trial ???

Old 01-10-2006, 12:19 AM   #2
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/dev/ttyS0 is the first serial port equivalent to dos's com1, and /dev/tty[number] are virtual consoles, you can switch through them by press ctrl + left alt + f1-f7 (normal linux system has seven virtual consoles).
Old 04-02-2006, 08:14 AM   #3
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The bottom-line is you shouldn't use /dev/tty[int] for mouse and device mapping.


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