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Old 06-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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modprobe: can't locate module psmouse

I just moved my ps2 intellimouse (scroll mouse) from my tower to my Slack laptop-I did have a ps2 3 button mouse. Sometimes it behaves ok and sometimes (in GUI) menu's pop up for no reason and all I can do to get back to the console is CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE. The mouse is detected in console but it won't select/copy text.

When my pc boot, I see the following error

modprobe: can't locate module psmouse

When I run setup in pkgtool for mouse I chose ps2 mouse again (ps2 intellimouse messes up my system even more than it is.

Is there another way of specifying the console mouse?
Old 06-02-2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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Can you post the mouse section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?
Old 06-02-2005, 10:30 PM   #3
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Do you mean how to choose the mouse protocol on text mode (using gpm) or X? Both have different configurations.

In case of gpm (text mode) you could run: gpm -t help | less
That will list all support protocols and then you can edit the correspnding line in /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm (I think that's what pkgtool does).

To configure X, you've to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as datadriven said and choose the protocol there. You can find about different protocols here:
Most configurations will work with IMPS/2 or ExplorerPS/2 protocols.

It's known that sometimes gpm can conflict in X, so you could try stopping it with: /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm stop
And try to see if X behaves correctly.

Regarding the psmouse module, I don't have the original kernel in my machines, but maybe it's compiled directly into the kernel and not as module.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 06-02-2005 at 10:32 PM.
Old 06-03-2005, 09:00 AM   #4
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I think gpm is conflicting with X since X works (and scrolls) in X at times but never in the console. I'll try stopping gpm. Thanx!


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