Re: 1.1 problems
Well, a simple test to see whether (whichever) Linux kernel can recognize
the busmouse is by reading the booting screeen. If the busmouse detection
has been compiled in you should see at the very beggining just a few lines
after the "Loading ..." :
Bus mouse detected and configured
If your screen flies (as mine .-) in front of you try:
# dmesg | grep mouse
As you will see Debian 1.1 and 1.1.1 did not have the busmouse supported
by the kernel (0.93R6 kernels 1.2.13 did). A pity because I have one too
Under buzz-updates/ you should find all the changes made to 1.1
--they were not included in buzz-fixed/ <-Debian-1.1.x/ <-stable/
as of last friday however (see my previous post).
You should also find under ../special buzz-updates/special-kernels/
6 kernel config files with different options set. Among those different
compilation options, guess what... the configuration of busmice. Most of
them either are such that the CONFIGURE_BUSMICE (or something like that)
is not set, or is just set as loadable module.
In the installation scripts of debian installations set (june 16 and July
14) there was no mention about busmice modules. I agree.
I haven't checked out Debian 1.1.2 which has just been released.
happy hacking :-)
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Subject: Re: Re: 1.1 problems
Author: Mark Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> at cclink
Date: 28.07.96 04:05
>Hi Rick, (Or are you Mark? :-)
I am in fact Mark.
>DO you know if one can do somethiong similar to be able to recognize the
>busmouse? I am not sure if busmice drivers can be loaded as modules. Again
>0.93 (linux 1.2.13) recognized at boot time. It not the case with
>1.1 or 1.1.1 unsing Linux 2.0.0 and 2.0.6 respectively.
>I cannot check it on my system because I am "on the road" without my box.
And unfortunately I am not able to help you. I imagine busmice
drivers would be loadable as modules, but it is a guess.
Try emailing to email@example.com
Sorry I am not able to help further.