Re: X won't start after kernel compile
Hi Jaime and Simo,
I happen to be more stupid than I previously thought. My mouse is a
serial. I had disabled serial stuff on .config. Now, recompiled and
2.12-5 is working ok with X.
That's actually the first time I try to compile kernels. Funny thing
to do. Do you guys know any literature that can be recommended for a
newb on compiling-kernel (debian way)? I don't know exactly how I access
kernel efficiency. How much of an improvement am I supposed to
experience by compiling custom kernels? How do I benchmark it?
What I noticed so far is: the image vmlinuz 2.12 is 1.290.903kb and
k7 (stock kernel) is 1.151.346kb. Wasn't my custom kernel to be smaller?
Initrd, on the other side, does differ: 1.560.576kb for the custom and
4.608.000kb for the stock k7. Custom takes less time to boot, but after
that, it just seems like any kernel.
Jaime Armendáriz Villalba wrote:
I've just had the same problem today. The solution has been, changing:
# CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX is not set
to is set
You will have to reboot, and there will be your /dev/psaux again
2005/9/6, Simo Kauppi <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>:
Are you using the legacy device (/dev/psaux) in your XF86Config-4? If
so, you need to change it to /dev/input/mice, since you don't have the
/dev/psaux in your kernel.
The section in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 looks something like this:
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 03:45:26PM -0300, Bruno Buys wrote:
> I managed to compile a new 2.6.12 kernel using this howto:
> The kernel boots ok and I have a prompt. But X won't start, with
> 'no core pointer' or something like that.
> I already tried to dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, but the
> goes for every mouse option in there.
> When configuring the new kernel, I tried to be economic, and removed
> lots of things that were enabled. Maybe I removed support for the
> device. The problem is, I'm having a hard time figuring which
> Here's the relevant part of .config:
> (by the way, I have a ps2 mouse).
> # Userland interfaces
> # CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX is not set
> # CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV is not set
> # CONFIG_INPUT_TSDEV is not set
> # Input Device Drivers
> # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_SUNKBD is not set
> # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_LKKBD is not set
> # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_XTKBD is not set
> # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_NEWTON is not set
> # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TWIDJOY is not set
> # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_JOYDUMP is not set
> # CONFIG_TOUCHSCREEN_ELO is not set
> # CONFIG_TOUCHSCREEN_MTOUCH is not set
> # CONFIG_TOUCHSCREEN_MK712 is not set
> I'm using debian sarge. The 2.6.12-5 package was linux-source from
> debian unstable.
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