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Re: new kernel 2.6 and USB (hid) error

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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: | |>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- |>Hash: SHA1 |> |>Hi, |> |>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, |> |>William | | | Interesting, this is a Toshiba laptop, an old 330CDT. | A great little beast for linux. | But no, I didn't configure a damn thing in the kernel as I just did a | "yum upgrade-kernel". | | So yeah, it has nothing to do with USB, I know that for sure, however | that is the error that's stopping X from running. | I can see it at boot time. It gets USB errors for mouse keyboard and | something else, can't remember now...then gets to my login screen (text | mode) and cycles thru that 3 times then says "your mouse is hosed, X | won't run" basically. | | I've googled for 3 days doing all this and I'm basically back where I | started, with FC1 and kernel 2.4. | | Oh well, my sound doesn't work anymore either since I rebuilt this | laptop. | | I'm tired. | | If anyone has a suggestion on the following please let me know: | | 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. | | =G | -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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