Re: Weird Mouse Behaviour with 2.6
If you are using a Sun serial keyboard & serial mouse attached via the
keyboard, you might have the same problem I do. I am running a 2.6.8
kernel on an Ultra5 with a Type 6 (at least that's what's molded into the
bottom of the keyboard) serial keyboard and a "crossbow" mouse attached to
the keyboard. As discussed in some of the later messages in my
"weird-o-rama..." thread just now, I can get the mouse to work in X only if
I start the X server, then electrically unplug & reconnect the mouse to the
keyboard. Then all works fine. I haven't tried to set up "console mouse
services", since I don't really have much use for the mouse outside of X
anyway. I'm not very comfortable disconnecting a powered-up mouse from the
keyboard, because I'm not sure if this mouse is "hot pluggable" (e.g. PS/2
IS NOT hot-pluggalble AFAIK), but that's what I need to do to get it
working. If anyone can tell me definitively whether or not the Sun serial
mouse hot-pluggable, I'd really like to know.
The mouse stanza that works for me in XF86Config-4 is
Identifier "Sun Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Others seem to have success with other "Device" and/or "Protocol" settings.
It sounds like some kernel tweaking is needed here, but try this trick - it
might get you going for now.
Hi out there,
Basically my mouse works but only after using the following procedure:
a) boot Kernel 2.4
Kindly ignoring the fact that the Keyboard and Mouse will not work
because set-up for Kernel 2.6
(IMHO the most useless change to the kernel ever)
b) reboot and use kernel 2.6.11 (or 2.6.8)
got to ssh to the machine from a different box to reboot
because the kernel handles the keyboard differntly
As said before after using this procedure the mouse works as expected even
after further reboots of 22.214.171.124 / 2.6.8-2.
When I cold start the machine and directly boot into Kernel 2.6.11, the
mouse will not work at all.
cat of /dev/input/mice or /dev/input/mouse0 does show no result
mdetect and hwinfo do still detect the mouse in /dev/input/mouse0
but cannot get it to work.
At the moment I suspect that the hardware is not initialised correctly and
after booting 2.4, 2.6 is more than happy to accept 2.4 has done the work