Problem with mouse in 2.6.15.5

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Mar 5 13:41:34 PST 2006


On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Satish Chebrolu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I recently compiled 2.6.15.5 on my dell laptop, which has ALPS
> Glidepoint Touchpad. During bootup, sometimes mouse is getting
> configured and sometimes not. Because there is no /dev/mouse, KDE is
> not starting sometimes. I have to remove "psmouse" modue and reload it
> again for the mouse to work fine. On some occasions, it takes some
> time before /dev/mouse appears. Does anybody know about this flaky
> behavior and what I should do to get around it?
>

  Try /dev/nput/mice, which is usually better (e.g. if you add a usb 
mouse while booted).  Alternatively, be brave and try a 2.6.16-rc kernel
- I've seen a problem with old X configs using /dev/mouse that 
*appeared* to be ok when using 2.6.16-rc, certainly -rc5 on this box 
does have a /dev/mouse.

Ken
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