In a machine with a Microsoft InPort BusMouse card & mouse,
the stock 5.2 kernel boots up and detects a Logitech BM on
IRQ 5, then detects an ATI XL BusMouse. At gpm startup,
"/dev/mouse: operation not supported" is returned and gpm
fails to initialize.
Problem seems to be that ALL the kernel busmouse drivers
are fighting for control of the resource. Looks like both
the Logitech driver and the ATIXL driver are gaining
control, but on different access points. /dev/mouse is a
symlink to /dev/msinportbm - and does not seem to be active.
/proc/interrupts does not have any IRQ registered for any
device, despite the boot-time message.
Had to switch to a serial mouse to obtain gpm functionality.
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.
Dave, please verify that this is still broken in the test lab with a
busmouse and a 2.2 kernel.
------- Additional Comments From 07/07/99 20:51 -------
This doesnt seem to occur with kernel 2.2 as shipped with Red Hat 6.0.
I was able to successfully boot up and run mouseconfig to choose the
Microsoft BusMouse selection then reboot and use the Inport BusMouse
with gpm and X properly.