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Mon, 03 Jan 2005 18:06:05 +0000
Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)
A while ago I sent a patch for a keyboard and mouse repeater to this
mailing list. These patches were reviewed by Marcus some months ago.
Here is a new patch that includes changes Marcus asked for and some
bug fixes. The fixed bugs are:
- The VESA driver of XFree does not restore the state correctly. The
console client VGA driver does some weird things that no other OS
does, I guess. To fix this I have added an interface (state_save,
state_restore) that can be implemented by any driver.
- A memory leak in pc_mouse. Thanks Gianluca for reporting it to me!
Some important changes are:
- The console client arguments are changed a bit. Now you can leave
away a lot. The way to start the console client change from:
console -d pc_kbd --repeat kbd -d pc_mouse --repeat mouse -d vga -c /dev/cons
console -d pc_kbd --repeat -d pc_mouse --repeat -d vga -c /dev/vcs
As you can see some arguments have defaults now. Watch out with
`-c', you can't use: -c /dev/cons /dev/vcs anymore. If you want to
do this use: --consnode=/dev/cons.
- The pc_mouse driver accepts a sensitivity setting now. libcons has
such setting too, which is global for all mouse drivers.
I really hope someone can test if this works with a serial mouse.
First of all you need to get the old mouse translator to work. When
it works, try if the mouse repeater also works. I think if the
translator works, the repeater works too, but I could not test this.
I assume all bugs have been fixed now. Otherwise, please report any
bugs that are not fixed yet.
Marcus, it would be nice if you could review these patches someday. I
can help you with that.
The patches can be downloaded from:
There is no changelog entry yet. I am sending this just so that
people can test the patches for bugs and to inform Marcus. If someone
wants to review the patches, I can send them to the mailing list as
well, but without changelog entry for now, sorry.
- Console repeater,
Marco Gerards <=