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I have been searching the web for several days trying to find the uhci-hcd module to download. Does anyone have any ideas where I can get this guy? I recently upgraded my hernel from 2.4 to 126.96.36.199 and now my USB mouse fails to initialize. I just have a pointer on my screen. I know that in 2.4 kernels the alias in the modprobe.conf file has to changed uhci_hcd and I made the change. When that didn't work, I looked to make sure the module was there and it wasn't. I'm not sure why it didn't get compiled when I upgraded my Kernel. And yes I used the newest versions of Modutils and module init tools.
When I couldn't find uhci-hcd module on the web, I tried to install a cheap optical PS/2 mouse via a Belkan KVM switch. No luck there either. From all the posts I have read about other users eperience with the Belken KVM not working to well, I have a feeling it would be easier just to download the uhci-hcd module and resume with the USB mouse.
Whwn you downloaded your kernel source the dirvers for usb are included. You will need to recompile your kernel. The first step is to configure the kernel. This where you tell it compile the drivers for USB. If you compiled them to be included in the kernel you will not see any modules for them. However, if you compiled them as modules which is the usual case then they should be there.
I tried recompiling my Kernel. I ensured that it was compiled as a kernel driver, but when booting up I would get a error: "FATAL: Device UHCI-HCD cannot be found". Then I configed Kernel to load USB as modules. Funny thing is that xconfig won't let me compile driver into kernel. I try to hit "y" and nothing happens. I can only load as a module. Why? I chose all three options: EHCI, UHCI, and OHCI. I have VIA motherboard - make xconfig tells me that UHCI is the controller for VIA motherboards. When I look in /usr/src/linux188.8.131.52/drivers/usb/host, I don't see uhci-hcd.ko!? I see the ehci-hcd.ko module. I also see uchi-hcd.c and uhci-hcd.h but no uhci-hcd.ko mod. As you can see I am quite frustrated. There has got to be somewhere where I can download this mod and simply place it in the directory as needed. but where!? If I can't get it for some reason, I can navigate with my keyboard good enough to get by. The only other thing is, is for some reason when I boot into X it always remembers the last progs I ran and keeps bring them up. There must be a file some where with an attribute that tells KDE to remember them but I don't want this. Which file is the culprit?
I realize this is a lot, but I promise....if I ever get to expert level the way most of you Linux Gurus are I will be answering other ppl's issues! Thanks in advance!
if the USB option
UHCI HCD (most Intel and VIA) support
is setup for module then it should have been compiled.
To fix your problem with program start on startup in KDE open the control centre from your main menu and the follow this path
KDE Components->Session Manager
You will see the second panel down is labelled "On Login" just set to Start with an empty session.
Thanks for the quick reply Michael! Rememeber though, I don't have a mouse! How can I get to the control center? I know there must be a shortcut Key I can use to bring up the "start" menu...do you know what it is? If not, do you know the name of the actual file I can edit? Thanks again!