[lug] Upgrade to 2.6 kernel mouse woes
gmurray at mines.edu
Tue Mar 16 14:05:32 MST 2004
Thanks to Jeff and Zan for a speedy responses. I did "man
makedev" and learned how /dev files are created (always
wondered about that!). Anyway, I ran
/dev/# makedev -v input
which created input/mice and some others. My XF86Config-4
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
And it works fine.
On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, Zan Lynx wrote:
> Here is /dev/input/mice from my Fedora FC1 system.
> crw------- 1 root root 13, 63 Sep 15 2003 mice
> If /dev/input/mice doesn't exist on your system, maybe an update to
> whatever package MAKEDEV lives in would help. Then you could run
> MAKEDEV with appropriate options to update your /dev/ directory. Or you
> could use mknod to create the character device like my listing above,
> and try that.
> On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 13:38, Glenn Murray wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I installed a stock 2.6.3 kernel image in a Debian testing
> > box. It boots, but X will not start because the PS/2 mouse
> > can't be configured. I've changed the Device line in
> > XF86Config to point to /dev/input/mice, but this and linking
> > to /dev/psaux doesn't help. The X log file says
> > xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice, which
> > make sense because /dev/input/mice doesn't exist.
> > Google says I need to load modules mousedev and psmouse, and
> > modprobe or /etc/modules does that happily, but neither
> > helps the mouse to be found.
> Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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