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Re: module psmouse missing on boot, mouse doesn't work.

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 10:12:03AM +0200, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> Hello
> Søren Christensen (<severino@ulvedalen.dk>) wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 12:44:11PM -0400, Bill Marcum wrote:
> >> On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 11:30:54AM +0200, Søren Christensen wrote:
> >>
> >>> I've had some troubles with my mouse, after most reboots it
> >>> wouldn't work, only after some (>1) dpkg-reconfigure
> >>> xserver-xfree86 and reboots and stopping and restarting gdm several
> >>> times, it would come to life.
> >>> 
> >>> During a reboot now i just saw this message:
> >>> ide-detect ide-disk psmouse modprobe: can't locate module psmouse
> >>> 
> >>> I think that is the fault. Where do I find that module, and how can
> >>> I make it a part of my installation.
> >>> 
> >> Did you compile your own kernel?  If not, the psmouse module should
> >> be in /lib/modules/[version]/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.ko
> >> If you can't find it there, you may need to reinstall kernel-image or
> >> linux-image.
> >> 
> > I use a stock-kernel (2.4.27-386)
> All the 2.4 kernels have the psmouse driver compiled into the kernel,
> not as an external module. That is why the module is not there and
> cannot be loaded. Do you have an PS/2 or an USB mouse?
I have a PS/2 mouse, but it's connected via a switch (two computers
share mouse, keyborad and screen).

If the psmouse-module is compiled into the kernel, why then does it look
for it as a module on boot?

Now I handle the problem this way:

After boot, when gdm has started and the mouse-pointer is frozen in the
middle of the screen, I swtich to a console and do this as root:
# /etc/init.d/gpm stop
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop
# /etc/init.d/gpm start
# /etc/init.d/gdm start

then the mouse has come alive!


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