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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

System Driver Overview

Driver: PS/2-Style Mouse
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1803
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

A version of this driver is on the CDROM
Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.32, as NeXTanswer #1892
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: PS2Mouse
Driver Type: System
Driver Scope: Generic-System
Supported Components:
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: Integrated
Supported Connectors:
Access Mode:

Adapter Memory:

General Overview notes: This driver supports standard PS/2 Type Mice (also known as Keyboard or PIX Mice).

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Rose Electronics ServeView Keyboard/Mouse/Display multiplexer

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:

Known Problems

The 3.3 mouse driver exhibits jerky mouse behavior when used with a Microsoft PS/2 mouse. Currently, the only workaround is to use a different type of PS/2 mouse.

Driver Version Notes

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:

Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

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