LFS 5.0 and USB keyboard/mouse

Andrew Calkin calkin at ieee.org
Sun Nov 9 09:01:54 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 07:29:14AM -0800, Dale Weber wrote:
> On Sunday 09 November 2003 7:12 am, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > That's cool.  I'm pointing you at what I had to do to use _any_ usb device
> > in LFS, and as a bonus handle devices at plug/unplug time.  I'm not saying
> > that is the _right_ thing to do, I'm indicating what worked for me.
> 	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.
> 	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.
> 	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.
> > 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
Do you have the usb supprt directly compiled into the kernel, or as a module?
Maybe try compiling it in directly if currently it is a module.

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