Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115982
gdm will not work with kernel-2.6.2-1.85
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
X will not lauch with the latest kernel. It complains about the mouse
configuration and gdm. I tried selecting a different mouse that used
to work on prior versions of rh (i.e. Microsoft Intellimouse) instead
of the generic wheel mouse PS/2 but it does not do any good.
What log files would you like me to attach??
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with kernel-2.6.2-1.85
Actual Results: X will not launch
Expected Results: X launches normally
With all of the files X etc. being updated to the latest, I can still
boot normally with the prior kernel release kernel-2.6.2-1.81.
make sure your XF config doesn't reference /dev/psaux; it has been
obsoleted/deprecated by /dev/input/mice in 2.6
Created attachment 97756 [details]
XFree86 config file
I changed the config file to comment out the /dev/psaux line but that
does not help. Further, with that line commented out, the prior
version of the kernel will not boot until i uncomment the /dev/psaux
line. I attached an uncommented version of my XFree86 config file for
you to look at. Let me know what to do next.
The real problem is that the config tools still reference /dev/psaux,
so running them doesn't help when the mouse stops working. Until then,
to fix it by hand, you'll need to change /etc/X11/XF86Config by hand.
Rather than comment out the line with /dev/psaux in it, you need to
replace /dev/psaux with the new mouse device file--e.g.:
/dev/input/mice or /dev/input/mouse0.
You'll need to do the same thing with /etc/sysconfig/gpm too.
OK, I changed the line in the XF86Config file to /dev/input/mice and
in the gpm file to /dev/mice then tried mouse0 in both config files
but no of them work. Any other ideas? Also did something change
between kernel versions kernel-2.6.2-1.85 and kernel-2.6.2-1.81
because if the config for XFree86 worked in 81 why wouldn't it work in
85 unless something changed.
This solved tha same problem:
Comment out the "Input Device" section with Identifier "Mouse0", make
sure you have a similar "Input Device":
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Next, in section "ServerLayout" replace Mouse0 with "DevInputDevice"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "CorePointer"
This worked for me ;-)
Otherwise, Fedora is a great job.
Thank You. That worked great. I still have a problem when I boot
though in that I have to have my wireless pcmcia card removed while
booting or the boot will hang until I remove it. Once fully booted I
can then insert it and everything is fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116118 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.