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Old 10-20-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
pixotec
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Slackware 11 with 2.6 test kernel: no mouse


after installing slackware 11 with 2.6 test-kernel, mouse (ms intellimouse ps/2) did not work.
I then replaced 2.6 kernel with the (thanks pat!) also present 2.4-kernel:
(System.map, config, vmlinuz in /boot).
after running
Code:
# lilo
# reboot
the mouse worked.
from the output of the x window system I read that x window is compiled under 2.4. can this be the source of the problem?
how to use the mouse with a 2.6-kernel?
 
Old 10-20-2006, 05:02 AM   #2
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you must also install test kernel's modules package from testing dir
 
Old 10-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #3
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If you have already installed the kernel modules for 2.6, I've found that I've needed to manually load the mouse kernel module.

As root:

Code:
modprobe psmouse

If that happens to be the problem, add the line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, or the appropriate run level for your installation (so that it automatically gets loaded.)

Hope this helps.

Last edited by wastelander42; 10-20-2006 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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In /etc/rc.d link rc.modules to the rc.modules-2.6.xx.x file
 
Old 10-20-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
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I just installed slack 11 yesterday, my first return to slack after having started with linux on slack 11 years ago ... just like old times, except it was much easier to get things going

I think it was a large oversight to allow the 2.6 kernel to install without the modules, but that was the only hitch I found. Both kde and dropline went on smoothly and everything works very well.

Anyway, to fix my mouse (and net conn) I installed the kernel-modules from /extra, just as others have stated, and grabbed the kernel sources while I was at it. After that, a simple reboot fixed everything.

I was just curious about the state of slack after all this time; my assessment is that I like it and will keep it.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 10:52 PM   #6
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Hey TNWestTex, thanks for the info. I always compile my own 2.6 from kernel.org, so the rc.modules-2.6 file was never in /etc/rc.d. I downloaded the linux-modules package and copied the file over, and it works without having to manually modprobe the mouse module. I still need to modprobe all of the acpi stuff though (ac, battery, etc). Oh well.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 11:16 PM   #7
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I think it was a large oversight to allow the 2.6 kernel to install without the modules, but that was the only hitch I found. Both kde and dropline went on smoothly and everything works very well.
How's dropline running? I ran dropline on Slackware 10.2 and liked it a lot. I'm very conservative and am a bit hesitant to install pre-release software. Any bugs?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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How's dropline running? I ran dropline on Slackware 10.2 and liked it a lot. I'm very conservative and am a bit hesitant to install pre-release software. Any bugs?
My only disappointment with dropline is that it doesn't provide gnucash ... but everything runs fine so far. If you want to wait for the official release, though, I think it's coming soon.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:11 PM   #9
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My only disappointment with dropline is that it doesn't provide gnucash ... but everything runs fine so far. If you want to wait for the official release, though, I think it's coming soon.
Thank you for your reply!
Excellent news!! I think I will wait for the official release, I'm looking forward to this:-)
 
Old 10-21-2006, 02:09 PM   #10
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Thank you for your reply!
Excellent news!! I think I will wait for the official release, I'm looking forward to this:-)
It's pretty much done except for NetworkManager. We're tweaking that a bit though, and we'll probably call it finished.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #11
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It's pretty much done except for NetworkManager. We're tweaking that a bit though, and we'll probably call it finished.
Thank you, zborgerd! I'm looking forward to trying out your finished product:-) I'm logging onto the Dropline site on a daily basis.
 
  


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