OK - I have seen this problem with Debian before. I installed Etch on a system and then I loaded the 2.6.16-2-686 kernel however X fails because Debian can not find a module for my USB optical mouse there for it fails to load X. I know that if I add the module for the mouse, the issue will be resolved however I have not done this personally. I really don't know where to begin. When I view my /etc/modules
file, I see the following:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
I tried even adding "usbmouse" in there and restarting with still no success. Anyone care to help me get this working...