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Old 03-23-2004, 01:49 AM   #1
Seelanm1
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Redhat - Mouse fails to load when i configure a second nic


Hi all,

I am brand new to Linux so please forgive my ignorance.
I've installed Redhat 9, all drivers work fine until I add a second
nic (both 3Com), the second card is detected on startup, but after
I give it an ip and restart the machine, eth0 & eth1 loads OK but
mouse fails and I cannot get into x.

Error msgs :

Starting console mouse services
/dev/psaux: device or resource busy

(EE) xf86Openserial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
device or resource busy

(EE) mouse0: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit Failed for input device "mouse0"
No core pointer

If you need more info please let me know, I would appreciate any help.

Thanks
Seelan
 
Old 03-29-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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I have the exactly same problem with Mandrake 9.0.

After I added second nic in the machine, PS/2 mouse stopped working. I get those same error messages.

I unplugged the PS/2 mouse that wouldn't work, and plugged in an old serial mouse, and it works, but it is really annoying.

I'm still looking for a way to solve it the right way.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for the reply, I will try a serial mouse.
Please let me know when you get your ps/2 to work.

Rgds
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #4
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Horror.

After I restarted, the serial mouse doesn't work either...

Now I even don't get any errors when starting X.

This is rally interesting issue. I have Slackware installed on second disk, so I'll try to see what happens when I install the second NIC there.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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Hi

Please keep me posted, I'm going nuts trying to figure this out.


Rgds
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Old 04-07-2004, 03:28 AM   #6
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Fixed

The problem was conflicting IRQ's, I set the bios PnPlay setting to automatically
assign irq's - works fine.

Rgds
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:36 AM   #7
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Great I'll try that.

Currently I just removed the eth1 line from modules.conf and loaded ne module manually when needed.

Thanx for posting the solution.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:28 AM   #8
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Thumbs up

I had similar problems, and all I did was replace my ps2 mouse with another one, and it worked.

Didn't even touch the config file!

Tim
 
Old 05-07-2004, 01:59 AM   #9
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Thanks

I did try a different ps2 and serial mouse, it did not work for me.
I have another problem, I can only get 1 nic to work at a time,
eth0 works, but eth1 refuses, any ideas ?

Rgds
Seelan
 
Old 05-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Seelanm1
Thanks

I did try a different ps2 and serial mouse, it did not work for me.
I have another problem, I can only get 1 nic to work at a time,
eth0 works, but eth1 refuses, any ideas ?

Rgds
Seelan
You can try to specify irq settings for the other card by adding the option to modprobe or in modules.conf file. To see how to set te irq use modinfo command. Example:

gatekeeper:/home/milanb/bin # modinfo ne

filename: /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/ne.o
description: "NE1000/NE2000 ISA/PnP Ethernet driver"
author: <none>
license: "GPL"
parm: io int array (min = 1, max = 4), description "I/O base address(es),required"
parm: irq int array (min = 1, max = 4), description "IRQ number(s)"
parm: bad int array (min = 1, max = 4), description "Accept card(s) with bad signatures"

So I can say:
modprobe ne irq=whatever

HTH
 
Old 05-10-2004, 01:54 AM   #11
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Hi

Thanks, i'll give it a try.

Seelan
 
  


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