Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89626
RH9 kernel upgrade to 2.4.20-9 breaks X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:18 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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
I forgot to mention, mouse is a standard PS/2 Wheelmouse, and works fine under
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