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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:
--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---
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
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.
-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.
Last edited by infamous41md; 04-22-2003 at 08:27 PM.
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