Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78975
Incorrect options in RH-supplied kernel config files prevent USB mice from working
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
Description of Problem:
The config files supplied for the kernel found in:
/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-14/configs and linux-2.4.18-18.8.0/configs
contain the following lines:
but these are Y/N toggles for options to the CONFIG_USB_HID entry. 'm' is not a
If a user compiles a kernel using one of these config files then the HID system
will not be properly built and will prevent USB mice from working. (and very
annoyingly, as the mouse appears to be recognized, is seen by Kudzu, etc.)
These need to be changed to =y.
2.4.18-14 and linux-2.4.18-18.8.0 kernel source packages are affected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
If the user builds a kernel from these configs, the kernel config system already
automatically turns them into "y" answers..... Now what is the real problem
you're seeing ?
I do not think the kernel system is working then.
Steps to reproduce:
Copy linux-2.4.18-18.8.0/configs/kernel-2.4.18-athlon.config to .config
Install kernel and reboot.
USB mice will not work. /dev/input/mice will not have any data.
Make mrproper. Copy the .config file over again.
Edit .config and change CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=m to =y and CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=m
Build kernel, install, reboot.
USB mice work fine. cat of /dev/input/mice shows data.
I assume your "build kernel" step includes running "make oldconfig" ?
My build process included running 'make menuconfig' and saving.
It looks like make oldconfig is correcting the =m entries but make menuconfig
Still broken in Red Hat 9.
Ditto for Fedora Core 0.95 (test3) updated via Rawhide
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