Re: 2.6.0 Kernel, Lost Keyboard and Mouse
Andy Neillans wrote:
Hardware: NEC Versa M300 Laptop
Release: Woody, upgraded to Testing.
2.6.0 stable source from www.kernel.org
.config and kern.log attached.
Compiled 'the Debian way', using make-kpkg.
Stock 2.2.5 works normally.
kernel-image-2.4.22-1-686 works normally. (Installed via apt-get)
The compiled 2.6.0 kernel boots correctly, but when X starts I have no
keyboard or mouse. If I try booting with linux single, I have no keyboard
I had the same problem. I used the new 'debian installer'. After chaning
my old cdrom out for
a newer dvd(cd-R) player, the installation went ok. I had to pull
sources off the net, via ethernet
and off the CD that a friend of mine burned. I initially used (6)
floppies to get the installation
booting and the necessary device drivers (realtek ethernet) working.
My video card is a voodoo4, I had to drop to 16 bits of color depth to
get X to work. The system is a Pentium III
with a 350MHz CPU. The mouse would not work off of the ps2/mouse port.
So I selected the first tty (ttyS0
I think) and used the converter that logitec supplies so the ps2 mouse
will work off of a rs232 serial port.
After that the booting is smooth. X works, but I have not done anything
Note, I did this 9 days ago, and I have been offline since getting the
mouse to work. Today is my first day
back at testing this new installation.
During the installation,using Debian installer, I installed a
2.6.???9-testing kernel, as it was the only option
for a 2.6 based kernelwith the testing-distro. Once I get a few packages
working, I've got an old
IBM 770ED thinkpad that I'm going to use debian installer on. However, I
hope somebody can point me
to a list of CD(DVD) devices that work with debian installer? OR let me
know how they got Sarge(w/ a 2.6) kernel
installed on a machine similar to the IBM 770ED thinkpad. This portable
is going on 5 years old, so the
CD/DVD device may not be supported.
Did you use debian installer, or is there other methods to install
Sarge(w/ a 2.6.x kernel)?
apologies in advance if my stupidity offends anyone,