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Old 02-23-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Distribution: Debian SID-->fully content-->Love APT,kernel 2.6.4
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kernel 2.6.3 from apt...but no PS/2 mouse on /dev/psaux

hey guys,
I have Debian Sid running on my machine.I had earlier updated kernel 2.2.20 to 2.4.24 through apt without any problems.
however this time when i installed the 2.6.3 kernel image...i am having problems running X.
My mouse device is listed as /dev/psaux.the relevant portion onf XF86Config-4 is here:
Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    #Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Name" "Autodetection"
    Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
This setup works perfect for 2.4.24 but when i booted into 2.6.3 and hit startx i get a fatal error saying that Mouse1 could not be started(i had hgot a similar message when i initially installed Debian but then i had changed the device to /dev/psaux and X worked like a charm).
However this time i do not know what to do.
any suggestions?Is this due to the /sys directory that 2.6.3 creates?I would really like to get some help on this.
I also had another question....My current Debian install is on the second hard drive of my machine.This HD has a ext2 FS and i would like to shift this to either a EXT3 FS or ReiserFS.My first hard drive is blank so i was wondering that if i make an appropriate FS on my first HD and copy/move all the data and then update fstab and lilo.conf...then things should i right in assuming this or will there be more things needed to be done before i can accomplish such a task.
also could someone tell me a command to test the data tranfer/access speed between the two HD's and within the same HD too.
Old 02-23-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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Check to see if you have the mousedev and psmouse modules loaded, if not modprobe them (or better yet, enable them with modconf).

That's all that was required for me.
Old 02-24-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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I thing this line is your problem
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
try changing it so that it look like this

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxismapping" "4 5"

This work for me with out any problem .

/ Teo


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