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Description of problem:
The Linux kernel treats the trackpad on my iBook as an Apple Desktop
Bus device, supported by the mousedev driver. Since it is not a USB
device, hotplug does not recognize it. The result is that the
mousedev kernel module is not loaded when I boot my iBook without a
USB mouse attached and X does not start.
This may actually need to be fixed in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. For old
kernel versions, /etc/rc.d/sysinit inserts mousedev manually. For
recent kernels, however, sysinit depends on hotplug to load mousedev.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with no USB mouse connected to my iBook. The mousedev module
is not loaded and X fails to load. If I insert the mousedev module by
hand X starts fine.
2. Boot with a USB mouse plugged in. In this case the mousedev
driver is inserted on booting and X starts fine.
What iBook is this? G3/G4 and if G3, which generation? /proc/cpuinfo
details would be good, if you're unsure
Also, is this still a bug with Rawhide latest?
(because I have tested on a iBook g3 2.2 and an iBook g4, and it seems
to all "just work")
Yes, this is still the case. However, I just learned (correct me if
I'm wrong) that the Red Hat kernel does not compile mousedev as a
module. So, there is no need for hotplug to load mousedev in this case.
I use a custom kernel and my mousedev driver is compiled as a module.
I suppose that this means that this is not a bug.
Well, I'd really like to know what kinda Apple you're using, because
its not a visible bug for me (WORKSFORME)