Re: 2.4 kernel & mice

Subject: Re: 2.4 kernel & mice
From: Hollis R Blanchard (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 12:12:21 MST

On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Neil Jolly wrote:

> I think I've narrowed down my 2.4 kernel/Xfree4 problem to incorrect an
> incorrect usb/adb configuration problem. I'm running a biege G3 with an ATI
> Rage 128 Nexus (with the original Rage 64 pro still installed, but not being
> used), and running XFree86-4.0.1, and the new input layer. I rsynced, and
> compiled the latest 2.4 source from The kernel boots and runs
> allright in runlevel 3, but startx fails with /dev/mouse not being found
> (used to freeze with old sources). If someone could point me in the right
> direction for the new input layer configuration (no usb ocard) with the 2.4
> kernel I'd appreciate it.

Go to and install the dev rpm he links to there.
/dev/mouse and /dev/usbmouse should be symlinks to /dev/input/mice. Make sure
gpm and X are using the IMPS/2 protocol.


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