Alpha release: USB mouse driver v0.80

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Alpha release: USB mouse driver v0.80

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I have decided to make the latest version of my USB
mouse driver available for public download. This is
considered an ALPHA release. There are things to fix,
things to add etc, but it is useable and works on
ST/TT/Falcon with EtherNat or NetUSBee, in TOS and
MiNT. As for MagiC, you'll have to try it, I don't own
it, so I can't develop for it.

Get it from the downloads page on
http://www.janthomas.org.uk/ and don't forget to read
the text file before you install it!

Obviously, if you don't have an EtherNAT
(http://nature.atari.org) or a NetUSBee
(http://hardware.atari.org) there's no point in
downloading it!

Please let me know if you are using it (via the email
address on my website, NOT the gmail spamtrap address
I use for usenet).

Many thanks for your patience and for being unwilling
ALPHA testers! :-)

Coda.

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Post by daeghnao »

Good to hear from you, and thanks for staying with us! Have downloaded, will hopefully get time to try it out on a couple of computers later today. I can grab a few different USB mice from our local computer recycling project if that would be useful for the testing?

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Thanks very much for your offer of help. If you can wait a couple of days before going to all the trouble of testing a zillion mouses, I will add some stuff to the logfile particularly to identify the mouse brand and model. This used to work in an older version but I broke it somehow... :roll:

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Tested yesterday with 2 MS mice, on my falcon with SBII.
Worked under mint and 80 lines mode, not in 40 lines mode.

Will send you extend log soon.

Thanks for the software.


Regards,

Mark.

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Version 0.90 is out.

Please discard 0.80 and get the new one. The logging is better, which will help me fix those pesky mouse not detecting errors.

Thanks.
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Should this USB mouse work in any application (e.g. games)?

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If the game is a GEM application then yes.

If you are talking about normal games then of course not.

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Post by Paolo »

Hi, Coda!
Let me first tell you "Keep up the good job!".

Now, I'd like to know whether the driver can "drive" usb wireless mice or not.

Mind you, I didn't connect the usb wires to my EtherNat card yet, but i't be interesting to know. Also, do you know if the board can supply enough power to let such a wireless device work?

Ciao!

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Now, I'd like to know whether the driver can "drive" usb wireless mice or not.
I have no idea. I guess it depends if the wireless function is transparent (which I think it would be) or not.
Mind you, I didn't connect the usb wires to my EtherNat card yet, but i't be interesting to know. Also, do you know if the board can supply enough power to let such a wireless device work?
USB devices have to meet strict power requirements, and in the worst case a device cannot draw more than 500ma from any one USB port, which is a LOT. I have only seen external 2.5" drives pull this much, and they were quite old ones. If you have any mouse that needs anything like this amount of current, throw it away! :)

Anyway, whether the ethernat can or can't supply 1A at 5V (for two USB ports) depends on 3 things.

1. The EtherNATs PCB design
2. The CT60's PCB design
3. Your PSU

Questions 1&2 should be directed to Nature, and Rodolphe Czuba respectively. To be honest, if I thought there was even a slim chance that there would be a problem I would have asked them years ago.

(these guys know what they are doing :wink: )

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