Re: Mouse no longer working after kernel upgrade
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 18:10:16 -0500,
"DePriest, Jason R." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a Compaq ProLiant 1600 that was running the stock 3.0r1 kernel
> I upgraded it via apt-get to 2.4.21-5-686-smp.
> While using 2.2.20-idepci, the mouse worked fine in X (using icewm).
> Since upgrading to 2.4.21-5-686-smp, the mouse no longer works. I
> have tried two different PS/2 mice and a serial mouse.
> I have ran 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' about 50 times.
> I ran 'modconf' and made sure the PS/2 input device module was loaded.
> There is no error. As a matter of fact, the mouse ~pointer~ is there
> in the middle of the screen... it just doesn't move.
> If I use the LILO menu to boot back into the old kernel, the mouse
> works again.
..good. Use that to verify gpm works in the console, then have X use
/dev/gpmdata. The cute thing is you no longer have to restart X on
re-plugging your rodents.
..with your new kernel and X reading /dev/gpmdata instead of some
weird /dev/pissedoffaux, the problem reduces to get gpm working.
..you _could_ have gpm fighting X over the mouse, stalling it now.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.