LFS 5.0 and USB keyboard/mouse

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at sequeira.com
Sun Nov 9 08:58:34 PST 2003

On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 07:29:14 -0800, Dale Weber penned:

> On Sunday 09 November 2003 7:12 am, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> 	I got and installed the usbutils and hotplug packages, but am still
> 	trying to
> figure out if I need to do any additional configuration to make this all
> work so my LFS will work with my USB keyboard and mouse like my RedHat 9.0
> setup does.

Welcome to the real world.
> 	Obviously I am still missing some critical piece of information and/or
> software to bring this all together.  I did look at the hotplug info on
> Source Forge, but still have very little idea exactly what it all mean.
> 	Another problem I am having is the usbfs file system is not getting
> 	mounted
> under /proc/bus/usb - and I have no entry for usbfs at all in my RH 9.0
> setup so am unsure how this works with respect to LFS.

Do you have this, or similar in /etc/fstab?

usbfs  /proc/bus/usb  usbfs defaults  0 0

> 	I have been searching for information on the web that might help me get
> 	all
> this setup, but have not had any real success so far.  I suspect there is
> a problem with respect to getting the usbfs mounted, but am not sure.  My
> LFS boots to a login prompt just fine, so at least it is bootable and
> -seems- like it would work if I had use of my USB keyboard.

You will also need some kind of bootup script, which I assume/hope you
have created.

>> Luck, hope you report the results of your research.
> 	Yes, of course I'll report whatever info I find - especially whenever I
> 	am
> able to actually get the USB keyboard and mouse to work with LFS.  I
> want to give back to the community I have gained so much from over the
> years.
> :)
> 	8-Dale


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