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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

System Driver Overview

Driver: Serial Pointing Device
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1945
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.33, as NeXTanswer #1944
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: SerialPointingDevice
Driver Type: System
Driver Scope: Generic-System
Supported Components:
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: EIA-232 (Serial)
Supported Connectors:
Access Mode:
Adapter Memory:

General Overview notes: This is a generic Serial Mouse Driver. It supports most popular Serial Pointing devices on the market. This driver must be used in conjunction with the ISASerialPort driver

This driver replaces the SerialMouse driver shipped with NEXTSTEP 3.3

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Alps Glidepoint
LogiTech FirstMouse
LogiTech MouseMan
LogiTech MouseMan Cordless
LogiTech TrackMan
Kensington Expert Mouse v2.0
Kensington Expert Mouse v4.0
Microsoft Serial Mouse
Mouse Systems PC Mouse III

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

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
This device driver provides information in the Configure application's help panel. Choose Info>Help from the Configure menu and scroll down to find this device driver's help topic.

Known Problems

See also: 1943_ISA_Serial_Port_Driver_Overview and 1947_Port_Server_Driver_Overview documents

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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