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RE: 2.6 upgrade

Hi Brian,

sorry for being not precise ...

in a console and as "root" you need to run

  modprobe -v mousedev
  modprobe -v psmouse

for a ps2-mouse. Otherwise replace 'psmouse' with 'sermouse' or similar,
depending on the mouse you have. The listing from
shows the modules available.

or better:

If you are uncertain about what module to choose, then you can alternately


which will present you with a simple menu. Use the arrow keys to scroll
down to 
select by pressing <Enter>. A smaller menu will show, select mousedev with
enter. It will ask you, whether you really want to install this module :-)
and warn that the system might hang a bit if the hw does not like the
module. But be adventurous and select it anyway. Should it ask for
additional arguments, just hit <Enter>.

After that choose Exit and you are back in the first menu.
Scroll down to 
and select one of the entries and proceed as above.

The nice thing about "modconf" is that it will automatically add the magic
lines to /etc/modules thus loading them automagically at the next reboot.
You can remove modules like this. -- Stupid me not thinking about this in
the first place.

IFFFF your mouse happens to be a usb-mouse, then you need to go to
and proceed similarly.

Brian Corman writes:
 > Erich,
 > Thanks for the advice.
 > I did the modprobe, but I don't really understand the next command. I ran it
 > verbatim, except substituting 386 for k7, and it just returned 
 > 	-bash: /root: is a directory
 > Is there something in the command I am supposed to change?
 > Also, I put mousedev in /etc/modules, but what is the second module? I
 > assume it has something to do with the second command that I am messing up.
 > Thanks, Brian
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Erich Waelde [mailto:Erich.Waelde@t-online.de] 
 > Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 1:41 PM
 > To: bwc2001@columbia.edu
 > Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
 > Subject: Re: 2.6 upgrade
 > > I upgraded to the testing 2.6 kernel, and my mouse is now frozen. Any
 > > advice?
 > open a console, login as root, 
 >   modprobe -v mousedev
 > and one of these
 > ~ 11 > ls -l /lib/modules/2.6.0-1-k7/kernel/drivers/input/mouse
 > total 51
 > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         6907 Jan 11 07:21 inport.ko
 > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         7106 Jan 11 07:21 logibm.ko
 > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5514 Jan 11 07:21 pc110pad.ko
 > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        22134 Jan 11 07:21 psmouse.ko
 > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         7228 Jan 11 07:21 sermouse.ko
 > make sure to add the 2 modules to /etc/modules
 > I found that I had to add quite a few modules, like
 > loop, floppy, driver for graphics card and scsi ...
 > Cheers,
 > Erich
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