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Old 02-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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2.6.20 no mouse detected ps2? slack 11


it built clean and boots fine I just can not get mouse in console even
default slack 11.0 kernel no issues
just curious if anyone ran into this issue upgrading kernels?
I checked the kernel forum and also searched this forum but didn't
see any reports of ps2 problem with 2.6.20 so thought I'd ask

box is an old crate p200 192 megs of ram and ps2 mouse and xt keyboard ( I use an xt to ps2) adapter to my kvm so no keyboard issues I can report. its not an X config problem as have lack of mouse before that
and yes have ran the slack install scripts to redo the mouse configs still no luck
 
Old 02-19-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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Did you change you mouse device to /dev/input/mice in /etc/X11/xorg? On 2.4.x kernels, the mouse device is /dev/mouse but on 2.6.x kernels its /dev/input/mice.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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I'm talking in console but will double check my x11 configs
 
Old 02-20-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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This is always my first sign when I botched the kernel module installation. If you are still having trouble, and haven't done so allready, make sure the psmouse module is loaded when you run 'lsmod'. If not, check your kernel instalation.

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Old 02-22-2007, 10:02 AM   #5
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you are correct sir, udev is not loading my mouse or ps2 I guess never having to use udev before I got some reading to do

thanks, would have replied sooner been busy past few days but decided to jump into this problem today
 
Old 02-23-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
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okay I rebuilt the kernel a few times still same thing no mouse no other errors.
and no modules loaded

I know this is a big big newbie question but what to look at next
and I am talking console not X
 
Old 02-23-2007, 07:51 AM   #7
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Do you have the rc.udev script made executable? In a console type "chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.udev" and then /etc/rc.d/rc.udev restart". Does your lsmod output show any change after this?
 
Old 02-23-2007, 09:21 AM   #8
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sorry yes its the first thing i tried. and no lsmod remains empty
previous kernel build I had left my nic as a module this time I built it in
so no modules and rc.udev is executable and restated and reloaded a few times no change.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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bump, cuz i had this problem also.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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Hi, I believe the solution is to compile your kernel with ps/2 support and not as module. It worked to me.
 
Old 02-28-2007, 12:37 AM   #11
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Thanks, got it to work.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 11:47 AM   #12
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Cool

hmmm maybe I was blind I thought i had ps2 support enabled of course
can you point out which section of configs the ps2 support is in? I just want to check my eyesite

I am now going with the theory my monitor is to small not that i am getting older

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Old 03-02-2007, 03:14 PM   #13
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well I did a clean config and rebuilt the kernel again still no mouse in console I swear it has me puzzled. mouse ps2 is on and I also enabled ps2 through pci and still no go. what am I missing.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:02 PM   #14
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If lsmod shows up as empty, i thnk you must have forgotten to install the kernel-modules package on to your system.

Pop in the installation dvd, mount it, "cd" to the dvd location, and type "pkgtool" (you should be root). This will bring up a screen from which you can choose what you want to install. Check for something like kernel-modules and install it. I think that would take care of your problem.(Be careful though, I think you should stay away from installing the kernel headers.)
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:46 PM   #15
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but only with 2.6.20 and not with stock 11 kernal 2.4? thats what puzzles me its like some odd hardware issue with my box since 2.6.18 before that i could do 2.6.xx and no mouse issues I wrote it off till now just more playing around trying to figure out whats what.
 
  


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