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Re: trackpad not working after dist-upgrade to sarge unstable

Florian Kulzer wrote:
Bakki Kudva wrote:

I have a Gateway Solo 9150 which I have used for Debian since 1997 and
had no dist-upgrade problems till now.

IT appears that unstable with 2.4 and 2.6 kernels are both not setting
up the trackpad correctly to /dev/psaux. So X does not load.

dmesg shows that it is detected and is called something like
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: Logitech Mouse on isa0060/serio1

If I change /dev/psaux in XF86Config to /dev/ttyS1, X loads fine but
the mouse is still inoperative. I don't see a /dev/mouse

It might be in the /dev/input directory, for example /dev/input/mice. A
quick way to try it is to become root and run

cat /dev/input/mice | hd


cat /dev/input/mouse0 | hd


If you find the right device you should see output scrolling by as soon
as you do something with the trackpad. (CTRL-C to quit this.)


i have had this prblem few weeks ago.

 try to edit /etc/modules, and include mosedev and psmouse.
That should fix your problem.
the problem was that is the module isn't loaded, the system can mount the device.

this /etc/modules is mine

belmonte@rutherford:~$ cat /etc/modules
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line.  Comments begin with
# a "#", and everything on the line after them are ignored.

psmouse                 <------------
mousedev               <------------ them two are the two you need.

good luck

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