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Old 05-31-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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ps/2 mouse not detected after debian kernel upgrade to 2.6


ps/2 mouse not detected after debian kernel upgrade to 2.6

I've tried using /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mice in the XFree86 config file, but neither appear to work.

Ideas? Thanks!
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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Did you try reconfiguring x? dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 (xserver-xorg for etch/sid) You might make a copy of your xfree86 config file before doing this in case you have other settings you changed.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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yes

yes, however that did nothing to help with the fact that there is no /dev/psaux or /dev/input/mice for my mouse.

i made progress by plugging in a usb mouse, which created a /dev/input/mice file and functioned correctly (X started). then, reverting to the ps2 mouse i could still launch X (/dev/input/mice now there) but it was obviously not recieving any input from the ps2 device.

so, my problem persists in that my mouse doesn't seem to be detected correctly by the 2.6.8 debian kernel.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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How did you update your kernel? via apt-get/synaptic/aptitude or did you compile yourself? Do you have your old kernel handy? Does it boot up and detect your mouse? If so, can you copy the config file and then compare it afterwards? Sorry shooting in the dark a bit here since I've never heard of such a problem....
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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Also, on a side note, is it any sort of fancy mouse or just a generic ps2 mouse with scroll wheel?
 
Old 06-24-2008, 04:34 AM   #6
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Mouse not detected

Hello,

I've managed to find my particular device using hwinfo.

I've started a thread here about connecting it to the operating system somehow.

If you're having similar problems, you might try to use hwinfo and search for 'mouse' and see if the device exists.

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