Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: Xfree 4.0.2 driver module problem for ATI R128 (unstable) (Debian Bug report logs - #81007)]
Branden Robinson wrote:
> I've lost control of my mouse. The touchpad and the eraser-head mouse-like
> devices on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 4000) are completely non-responsive
> under X, and the PS/2 mouse that I've got plugged into the back of the
> computer goes completely nonlinear and nonfunctional with the switch to the
> "ati" driver. I was wondering if this sounds at all familiar to either of
> you, and if a solution is known.
> The relevant portion of my XF86Config-4 file is...
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
> Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
> ... and ls -l /dev/psaux gives me
> crw------- 1 root root 10, 1 Dec 22 00:54 /dev/psaux
> This all seems pretty normal to me.
> However, I can't claim that this all is a controlled experiment.
> In the time that my XFree86 4.0.1 was down with the attempted 4.0.2
> upgrade, I recompiled my kernel to Linux 2.2.18 and also tried installing
> the Xig X package as well. The kernel recompile was with options that
> had always worked for me on my 2.2.17 kernel, but it's always possible
> that Xig left crud hanging around when I de-installed it that could
> interfer with Xfree86 4.0.X.
Can't you try with 2.2.17 again?
Did you by chance enable the New Input Layer in the 2.2.18 kernel?
> Anyhow... obviously, with the kind of radical stuff I've done, there
> is plenty of room for random, hard-to-figure-out errors. But if
> either of you are aware of a known mouse issue with the ati driver
> attempt, please let me know. (btw, I tried the "vga" driver as well --
> the same thing happened with the mouse)
Display drivers and the mouse are orthogonal so this was to be expected.
> Btw... do either of you have any experience with trying to get XFree86
> to provide output to a notebook's LCD screen and an external video
> device (monitor, data projector, etc.) _simultaneously_? I've been
> fighting with this for weeks. I'm starting to think that the r128 driver
> that I had been using simply can't provide this capability.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86 and The DRI Project