setup problems: mouse, IRQs, CDROM

setup problems: mouse, IRQs, CDROM

Post by Igor I. Tovstopyat-Neli » Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I am in a process of installing Debian 1.3.1 on my PC (it will coexist
with Win95 on the same hard drive) and I've got a problem with
installing a mouse driver. I have a Microsoft serial mouse and I got the
following message when trying to install:

 /lib/modules/2.0.29/misc/msbusmouse.0: init_module: Device or resourse

Here goes the list of IRQs as Win95 shows them:

 0 - system timer
 1 - keyboard
 2 - programmable interrupt controller
 3 - COM2
 4 - COM3
 4 - COM1
 5 - LPT1
 6 - floppy controller
 7 - SoundBlaster controller
 8 - CMOS
 9 -  free
10 - SMC EtherEZ
11 - VideoCard (Diamond Fire GL 1000)
11 - IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 - PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13 - numeric data processor
14 - primary IDE controller
14 - PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 - secondary IDE controller
15 - PCI Bus Master IDE Controller

For some reason Win95 detects not only Serial Mouse (which sits on COM1 I
guess), but PS/2 Mouse (which I do not have) as well and assigns irq 12 to
it. I do not think this is the reason of the problem, but anyway it's

Also, I worry about the conflict on irq 11 between VideoCard and IRQ
Holder for PCI Steering. Is it really bad?

And, when trying to install a CD-ROM driver I did not find a suitable
option from those which the Debian installation program suggests. My
CD-ROM is HP CD Writer 7100, ATAPI.

Any suggestions and advices will be greatly appreciated.



1. Mouse and CDROM setup problems

Well, I finally got through the installation.  I'm not sure how to configure
the kernal for the mouse (a standard ms-compatible serial mouse on com1).  The
most frustrating, however, is the cdrom (a Matsushita CR-563-B using a CT2230
Soundblaster16 controller).  I've tried the suggestions listed in the Walnut
Creek book, to no avail.  Any ideas?  (Gee, it's tough being a newbie.)


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