new kernel 2.6 and USB (hid) error
W. Guy Thomas
mrguytx at austin.rr.com
Mon Oct 4 22:55:15 UTC 2004
On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 23:16, William Anderson wrote:
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> I had a Toshiba 460CDT that was nice until the power supply board fried.
> Replaced it with a Toshiba Satellite 2675DVD that I am now using.
> You are not using a USB mouse or keyboard and are receiving "module not
> found" errors with the new kernel that did not include them and you want
> to know how to stop the errors. I saw the same problem on the old laptop
> when running RH9 and a kernel (2.4 something) that I compiled myself.
> You can do two things, disable what ever tries to load the USB HID
> modules, or ignore the errors like I did.
> For the "not seeing mouse" part of question 1, what device does your
> XFree86.config file is it looking for? The section of my configuration
> file looks like this (from xorg.conf on a FC2 install):
> Section "InputDevice"
> ~ Identifier "Mouse0"
> Driver "mouse"
> ~ Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> ~ Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
> The options will be different but what we are interested in is device
> line, in FC1 it should be something like "/dev/mouse" or "/dev/psaux".
> Do either of these device names appear in your XFree86.config file? If
> one does, does the actual device file exist on your system? /dev/mouse
> is a symbolic link to /dev/psaux on my system. If you need to create it
> run the command as root:
> ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse
> /dev/psaux is a device file with major number 10 and minor number 1.
> This file should already be there but if it is missing, run, as root:
> mknod /dev/psaux c 10 1
> If the device file that X is expecting from the configuration file does
> not exist, then X will not start, as you are experiencing.
> For question 2, doing the upgrade over the network would be easiest. I
> have done this using a NFS mount, but a FTP server can be used. I do not
> know about a Samba/Windows networking share as I have never had the
> need. You need to copy the rpms off of the four cdroms into a single
> directory tree on the network accessible file system matching the CDROM
> directory structure. Mostly, this means copying the RPM files from the
> CD into the Fedora/RPMS directory and make it available over the
> network. Next you need to copy the install kernel onto the laptop and
> configure grub or lilo to boot that kernel instead of the normal system
> kernel. Exactly how I do not know but others have described the process
> in other threads over the last month (September).
> Problem 3, sound, should be configured automatically as a part of the
> upgrade process.
> Let me know if this helps,
> W. Guy Thomas wrote:
> | On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 22:04, William Anderson wrote:
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> |>The stub pointer thing, an IBM Trackpoint II, on my Toshiba laptop is a
> |>ps2 mouse and has nothing to do with the USB subsystem. Did you enable
> |>the ps2 mouse drivers when you configured your new kernel?
> |>I hope that this helps,
> | 1. How to fix kernel upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6 having USB loading
> | problems, not seeing mouse, thus killing X at boot.
> | 2. How to upgrade from FC1 to FC2 with no cdrom. (I am experimenting
> | with this right now however...fingers crossed.)
> | 3. Sound drivers with ALSA. We'll keep this for last. Number 1 and 2 are
> | tops right now.
> | Thanks guys. Let me check this attempted upgrade.
I will try this mouse fix and look at the X86 files in a few moments.
I am catching up on 250 emails from yesterday.
This is good stuff, I believe I am near the quest to put Fedora on this
little laptop. Fluxbox helped a *great* deal with performance!
Back in a bit.
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