Re: Cannot compile mouse support - help!
You are lucky! we must be the only Debian Linux users with the same mouse
and graphic card on this planet :-). From reading your mail it seems you have
gone all the way through it... Oooops!!! Wait a minute. Try:
# gpm -t 'bm' -m /dev/inportbm
Remember from the busmouse HOWTO: one thing is the protocol (busmouse)
and the other the hardware interface or device driver (/dev/inportbm)
For me it worked "out of the box". Well, you already know... after recompiling
as you did. I have choosen busmouse compiled in, but it should work as a a
module too. I prefer to see that the "...mouse is detected" when running
dmesg. The only difference between your setup and mine is the interrupt
which I have on IRQ=5 (I thought it was the default for this mouse!).
But maybe you don't want that because of conflicts... Anyway, this is just
to give you some hope: busmouse (inportbm) on IRQ5 + ATI Ultra works fine
for somebody else.
Just a comment I find useful to minimize the changes when switching mice
(serial <-> busmouse). I don't use the real device names
(ttySn or inportbm) but a link to them via:
# (cd /dev ; ln -sf inportbm mouse)
# (cd /dev ; ln -sf ttyS0 mouse)
and start both gmp (look at /etc/init.d/gpm ) and X (look at etc/X11/XF86Config)
by pointing to /dev/mouse. Then only change you need to do when switching mice
is the protocol: [bm|ms] for gpm and [Busmouse|Microsoft(<-check please)] for X.
e.g. for gpm
gpm -t bm # -m is /dev/mouse is default.
gpm # ms is the default and mouse is the default too!
Check the sintax on the man page.
Hope it helps!
P.S. Warning to other newcomers and busmice owners: The standard 2.0.6
kernel in the boot.bin 1996-07-14 disks does not include the module for
busmice). Under special-kernels/.. many of the 2.0.5 images do support the
busmice drivers as modules. The Config with whiche they were created is
there too. For me was easier to recompile :-)
>_________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
>Subject: Cannot compile mouse support - help!
>Author: email@example.com at cclink
>Date: 08.08.96 15:43
> I'm trying to compile mouse support into my kernel (2.0.6), but for the
>life of me I can't get the mouse to function. I have a busmouse on an
>ATI Graphics Ultra + card (which the HOWTO says is a regular busmouse,
>NOT an ATI busmouse). When I run MSD under dos, it reports a busmouse
>using IRQ4. So far, so good.
> When I try to use the mouse (gpm -m /dev/inportbm) I just get the
>message "/dev/inportbm - No such device". So I tried removing the
>inportbm and recreating it (mknod /dev/inportbm c 10 2); running the
>"file" command on the new inportbm indicates that it is a character
>special (10, 2). Still no luck - no such device.
> I've tried compiling with busmouse support and NO serial support,
>compiling with serial support and NO busmouse support, and compiling
>with both busmouse AND serial support. In all cases I get "no such device"
>when using /dev/inportbm. On the two kernels with serial support, the
>gpm -m /dev/ttys0 command does not fail with an error, but it does not
>provide any visible mouse support either. And I have checked that
>busmouse.h #defines MOUSE_IRQ = 4. I set both serial and busmouse support
>to be in the kernel, not in modules.
> I've read the busmouse-HOWTO and the FAQ and have not been able to
>solve this problem. Does anybody have any ideas what I'm doing wrong here?
>The mouse works fine under DOS/Windows, so it shouldn't be a hardware problem.
> Thanks all.