Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106974
usb keyboard and mouse support missing from kernel configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
the following two config entries are unset in the 2.6 test RPMS:
as such, usb mice and keyboards aren't recognized.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the test kernel
2. attempt to use a usb keyboard or mouse
You should use the HID keyboard and mouse drivers, AFIAIK.
I read that in the config help - but couldn't find any *useful* pointers on how
to do so. The end result was that without those two config modules built, usb
keyboard and mouse wouldn't work at all - with them, they did.
If you have any pointers on how to make a USB keyboard and/or mouse work without
building those modules, I'm all ears.
At this point I'm still rebuilding the kernel to include those two drivers - but
if there's a better way, I'd really like to know. Any comment? Does anyone
have a USB keyboard and/or mouse working with the binary kernel RPMS (i.e.
without the keyboard and mouse boot HID drivers)?
It may be that your problems arise from the fact that the USB UHCI/OHCI drivers
have a different name under 2.6.
On my system I had to use usb-uhci under 2.4.
The correct driver for 2.6 is uhci_hcd.
Note that changing the name in /etc/modules.conf did not work, at least for me.
I am manually loading the driver in /etc/rc.local.
Thanks, but the problem isn't the host adaptor - that's just fine (I made the
change in /etc/modprobe.conf - note the new name - the new modutils doesn't look
at modules.conf - and all was good) - the problem was that usbmouse.ko couldn't
be found (cause it wasn't built and installed) by modprobe.
The configuration help seems to suggest there's a newer better more pure way to
use usb input devices, but I haven't been able to find anything on how that
magic is supposed to work (other than to rebuild the kernel and include usbmouse
and usbkbd as modules).
Ok - fixed it - error between keyboard and chair. Closing.