Re: module psmouse missing on boot, mouse doesn't work.
Søren Christensen (<email@example.com>) wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 10:12:03AM +0200, Andreas Janssen wrote:
>> 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?
I don't know. Probably because you can install both using 2.4 and 2.6
and because there were some problems using 2.6 and the psmouse module
not being loaded. Adding psmouse to /etc/modules probably seemed to be
the easiest way.
> 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!
Honestly I don't know what the problem is. You should check the dmesg
output befor and after restarting gdm.
Andreas Janssen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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