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Mouse : can't locate module char-major-10

Hello All,

I am new to Linux and of course new to the Debian distribution.

Recently I tried to install X on my box using the vga16 server.
When started, the server immediately die with a message
"Cannot open mouse : (no such device).

Because X is a rather complex package, I tried to troubleshoot 
my mouse problem using gpm. The result was the same as
with X, now the message is gpm : /dev/psmouse :  No shuch device.
Because psmouse is a symbolic link a also tried psaux and because
it still didn't work, I even tried /dev/msmouse and /dev/inportbm (in
fact this is a non-sense because my mouse is a PS-2 style).

The problem is not the mouse hardware, because under Windows95,
the same mouse on the same PC work ok. It is discovered as a PS/2
compatible mouse using interrupt 12.

The computer is a Gateway 2000 P100. I think they use an Intel
Alladin mother-board, but I am not completly sure. The mouse
is a Microsoft "Mouse Port Compatible 2.0"

I had also a look at /proc/devices and I didn't find any mouse device 
there. Also /proc/interrupts do not show any entry for interrupt 12.

Finally I found that every time a started X or gpm, I got an entry
in daemon.log : "modprobe : can't locate module  char-major-10

So it seems that I need to load a module for my mouse.
In /usr/lib/module_help/modules I found that modules
should exist for psaux and mouse, however I didn't find any
psaux.o or mouse.o on my system.

Now I am stuck. I only see two possibilities :

1)I really need to load psaux.o and mouse.o; but where can I found
  those files?

2)The mouse driver is build in the kernel and for some reason the 
mouse is not detected at boot-up. How can I force the mouse 

I have really no idea which of those two possibilities is correct.
As I am new to Linux maybe I made a stupid mistake.

All the software was loaded from the stable subtree of the 
distribution. Kernel is 2.0.6.

Any help would be appraciated.


Andre Dewevre
Email : Andre.Dewevre@ping.be

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