Re: mouseconfig installation problem

Subject: Re: mouseconfig installation problem
From: Richard E. Brown (Richard.E.Brown@Dartmouth.EDU )
Date: Fri Oct 01 1999 - 07:46:21 MDT

--- Dan Burcaw wrote, in response to my problem with mouseconfig:
> I'm installing YDL from the Champion Server 1.1 CD on a beige desktop G3,
> and everything worked just perfectly up 'til I got to the mouse config part:
> I selected that I have an Apple one button ADB mouse, then hit OK.
> The screen went blank, with "mouseconfig 3.9" (I think) at the top,
> and a blinking cursor at the bottom.
> At that point, nothing seems to work: clicking the mouse, holding down
> modifier keys, typing, pressing Return, etc. The only thing that made
> a difference was typing Ctl-C, which aborted the installation unsuccessfully...
> What am I supposed to do next? Thanks!

What do the alternative consoles say after launching mouseconfig?
(see the manual for info on switching virtual consoles)
--- end of quote ---

--- Console contents ---
Console 1: displays the following
        mouseconfig 3.9 - (c) 1999 Red Hat Software
        [blinking cursor at the bottom]

Console 2: A single line with a # shell prompt

Console 3: might be a log file of the installation session. The last six lines are:
        * opened rpm database
        * mounting /proc on /mnt/proc as type proc
        * calling mount(/proc, /mnt/proc, proc, -1058209792, (nil))
        * removing device file /proc
        * rpm database closed
        * running /usr/sbin/mouseconfig

Console 4: might display a debugging log file. The last 10 lines are:
        <6>Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.54
        <7>ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nsl_iso8859-1, errno = 2
        <7>ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
        <6>Adding Swap: 999996k swap-space (priority -1)
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k char-major-10-1, errno = 2
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k char-major-10-32, errno = 2
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k char-major-4, errno = 2
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k char-major-4, errno = 2
        <3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k char-major-10-32, errno = 2

Console 5: might display be a report on formatting the root partition. No errors were reported, the last two lines (after the list of Superblock backup blocks) are:
        Writing inode tables: done
        Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done


What do I do next in the mouseconfig? Thanks!

Rich Brown

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