> Looking at your kern.log it looks like a bug... Specifically the second > line below: > > Dec 28 21:46:37 debian-laptop kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common > for all mice > Dec 28 21:46:37 debian-laptop kernel: i8042.c: Can't read CTR while > initializing i8042. > > Take a look at this: > <http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0307.1/1082.html> > > Search for 'Input Layer' - it mentions something about modifying the > source slightly to enable debug output, which may either help you, or > someone else. > > Before all that you might want to try turning ACPI and other features > off at boot time (I think the option for ACPI is something like > 'acpi=off' at the kernel boot prompt) Managed to actually get a copy of the 2.6.0 kernel to boot - it was next to useless, but it booted! (With acpi=off -- havent tried with acpi on yet, that is my test for this morning ;)) Attached is a tar.gz that contains the config file and the kern.log. Note, during boot I was tapping the CAPS LOCK key to see if the keyboard was active, and it appear that keyboard i/o was enabled, as there is a fair amount of info in the logs. Noteing there are also some errors regarding unknown key presses... Also, my touchpad on the laptop didnt work :( Andy.