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Old 04-13-2003, 10:22 PM   #1
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Recompiled kernel ->mouse doesnt move


i recompiled my kernel, all went well, but mouse doesnt move now. do i have to recompile to include some mouse support or can i fix this w/o recompiling?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:59 PM   #2
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i believe i have to load a module, but i cant figure out how to. anyone?

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Old 04-14-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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nobody?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 12:56 AM   #4
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are u using usb mouse cause u need usb modules for it to work?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:49 AM   #5
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yes its usb mouse. i have also tried /usr/sbin/mouseconfig and selected my mouse type, but still nothing.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:50 AM   #6
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check that if you have the modules loaded

cat /proc/modules
 
Old 04-22-2003, 07:46 PM   #7
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i dont get this. i have tried recompiling my kernel over and over, being sure to select usb support for mouse. when i do /usr/sbin/mouseconfig, it already has my exact mouse type selected. but still nothing. very frustrating! one question, maybe i am doing something wrong when i recompile. this is what i do:
make mrproper
make menuconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
--at this point i am unsure whether i have to do make modules and make modules_install. i did it once and it took probly 2 hours to finish. so recently i havent done this--
make initrd /boot/newInit 2.4.18-14custom
--and that's it---
 
Old 04-22-2003, 07:57 PM   #8
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mouse fix

There may be a few things wrong with your mouse. One question is, does the mouse move in X windows? If so then you just do not have your mouse service turned on. Man service will help that. But you may not have your mouse port mapped. I mean that, /dev/mouse must have a link to a port such as /dev/ttyS0 as such. An ls -al /dev/mouse will allow you to check that. Also, did you disable the mouse module or section in your recompile? This is something to check.
Hoped I helped
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:20 PM   #9
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ok i will try taht. one more question, how am i able to tell exactly which config my original kernel was compiled from? there are 12 configs in my /config folder. i've tried cat /proc/version but that doesnt give exact info im lookin for.

[yes master root?]$ls -al mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 22 19:27 mouse -> input/mice

-that is in the working kernel. but my question is, when i do this in the other kernel, how am i to edit/fix it if it doesnt say this? i've been trying man service, but there is no man for it. i am running RH8.

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Old 04-23-2003, 01:48 AM   #10
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Well, as far as your original kernel, if you can locate the orginal install cd then that will have your orginal config for the kernel. The mouse device is linked to input/mice. right? well then the input/mice inside of the /dev folder must be the link to the usb module. Now I have not worked much with my usb but check what modules are running, if the usb module is not running then the problem is in your start up script for your chosen init level. But if the module is not installed then you did not include it in your kernel config. Also if you are setting this machine up for a remote access server. What type of server? file, user, net service, etc.. If it is only file server: NFS. Network file server is pretty easy to set up. Let me know if any other questions arise. Good Luck auric
 
Old 04-23-2003, 02:56 AM   #11
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Try:
"depmod -a"
"modprobe usbmouse"
"modprobe hid"

and try again ...

Take a look at your XF86config to see where X is looking for your mouse and do an ls -al on it to make sure it exists.

what does running "lsmod" return?
 
  


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