Jumpy Mouse on Sarge W/ 2.6 Kernel
I've seen a number of posts and comments about this on the web, but I haven't
found anything yet that actually provides an answer of what to do. I've seen
references to solving the problem, but those that mention a solution never
actually give one.
I have a system with PS/2 connectors for the mouse and the keyboard. I tried
installing Sarge with the 2.6 kernel, and the mouse movement was inconsistent
and jumped all over the place. I tried booting Knoppix with a 2.6 kernel and
got the same thing. After a lot of research I found out that there was a
change in the 2.6 kernel in how it handles a PS/2 mouse. I bought a PS/2 ->
USB converter for the keyboard and mouse and tried that. It worked, mostly,
but it kept firing in extra characters from the keyboard -- often repeating
endlessly the last character I typed or sometimes firing off random
characters. I finally had to go with a 2.4 kernel, but soon I'll be
re-installing my workstation and I'd like to run Sid on the workstation and
use all the new toys. (Yes, I know -- I'm going to install a partition on
the workstation with Sarge for when Sid is broken.)
I've read that there is at least one fix for using a PS/2 mouse on a 2.6
kernel, but, as I said, I can't find the actual fix.
Any help here on getting a PS/2 mouse to behave on 2.6?