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Old 05-13-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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kernel 2.6.11.9 woes


I just compiled this kernel, and for the life of me I cannot get my mouse to work. It is a Microsoft USB optical mouse, although looking through the menuconfig I cannot see a module that pertains to this other then just mouse support. Sorry if this seems scattered, I am very new to compiling, and never really have gotten a good solid system running on a kernel that I compiled. Thanks.

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Old 05-13-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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Be sure to compile into the kernel (NOT as module):
Device Drivers -> Input device support -> Mice -> PS2 mouse
and Device Drivers -> USB support (I think this can go as module, I always build it into kernel)
Also inside USB support remember to select EHCI, OHCI and/or UHCI.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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copy the .config file to your new kernel source

Quote:
I am very new to compiling, and never really have gotten a good solid system running on a kernel that I compiled.
You can compile your kernel flawlessly using the Slackware config file,
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.11.9
make clean
cp /boot/config-ide-2.4.29 /usr/src/linux-2.6.11.9/.config
make xconfig ; echo "when you are in GUI / X11"
and change/add some new features in kernel which you want to work.

Last edited by m_rizvan_m; 05-13-2005 at 10:09 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:39 PM   #4
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I have heard some concerns from transfering a 2.4 to a 2.6, being how its so much newer ya know? What is the general thought on this all?



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Old 05-13-2005, 11:13 PM   #5
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Originally posted by onelung02
I have heard some concerns from transfering a 2.4 to a 2.6, being how its so much newer ya know? What is the general thought on this all?

-onelung

2.4 was always very stable for me.
Overall I like 2.6 better, but it has had some weird stuff for me.
2.6.6 broke my USB, while 2.6.8 & 2.6.9 broke k3b for burning cds.
Just weird stuff. Currently I'm running 2.6.11.9 & everything on my box runs like a champ.
I just always keep the old kernel around for awhile after an upgrade.
Then at the 1st sign of problems I downgrade till it gets fixed.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 12:55 AM   #6
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I mean, sorry for not being clearer, what are the thoughs of using the 2.4 .config in the 2.6 compile?


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Old 05-15-2005, 05:09 AM   #7
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Due to the vast differences in these kernels, I personally would not use a 2.4 .config file as the base for building a 2.6 kernel. Just take some time out to create a config for your 2.6 kernel and then change it now and then when necessary.
 
  


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