Bug 89626 - RH9 kernel upgrade to 2.4.20-9 breaks X
RH9 kernel upgrade to 2.4.20-9 breaks X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-25 06:08 EDT by Andy Wallace
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:50 EDT
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Description Andy Wallace 2003-04-25 06:08:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
Up2date kernel upgrade from 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-9: on reboot X failed to start
with 2 problems.

1. Can't find kernel module sis.o
2. Can't find mouse: /dev/psaux - no such device

gpm also failed to start for the same reason presumably, although lsmod shows
mousedev module loaded.

As for sis.o, it's missing. It's there in 2.4.20-8 under
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/sis.o, but missing in 2.4.20-9.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the rpm, I've verified it,
re-downloaded it and reinstalled it. Same results.


Actual Results:  Mouse not found, sis.o missing, X won't start

Expected Results:  Mouse works, sis.o present, X starts

Additional info:

Diffing the relevant .configs from the two kernel versions, shows

> # CONFIG_DRM_SIS is not set

(plus a couple of irrelevant other changes)

So that explains sis.o, but not the mouse
Comment 1 Andy Wallace 2003-04-25 06:11:04 EDT
I forgot to mention, mouse is a standard PS/2 Wheelmouse, and works fine under
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:50 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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