Bug 116033 - /dev/psaux not found after upgrading kernel
/dev/psaux not found after upgrading kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-02-17 13:58 EST by Casey Winans
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Casey Winans 2004-02-17 13:58:36 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6)
Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

Description of problem:
I had a working X configuration with kernel 2.6.2-1.81 installed. I
performed an update via 'yum update' and installed the recommended
updates (kernel-2.6.2-1.85 being one of them). I rebooted using
2.6.2-1.85; when I typed 'startx' I was informed my mouse wasn't
present. I spend much of day searching google and the mailing lists
with not much help. So I rebooted using the 2.6.2-1.81 kernel and all
is well.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to kernel-2.6.2-1.85
2. Reboot
3. startx

Actual Results:  X windows starts and then fails with the following
xf86OpenSerial: cannot open device /dev/psaux
    No such file or directory.

Expected Results:  X windows loads with cursor

Additional info:

I've reverted back to 2.6.2-1.81 with success.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-02-17 14:00:58 EST
/dev/psaux has been superceded by /dev/input/mice in 2.6
please change your XFree config
Comment 2 Thomas Covello 2004-02-17 17:04:15 EST
the rpm should do that automatically.
Comment 3 Casey Winans 2004-02-18 08:43:30 EST
Ok. That's fine and I've updated my XF86config to use /dev/input/mice.
My question is why did all 2.6 kernels I've tried before 2.6.2-1.85
allow the use of /dev/psaux? Was it something you just caught, Arjan?
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2004-02-18 08:45:00 EST
/dev/psaux is the old legacy interface. We need to catch and convert
all users of it, so disabling is the only way to do that ;)
In addition X might open /dev/psaux AND /dev/input/mice and get events
double that way. X normally deals with that but it can lead to weird

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