: Dear guys,
: I'm trying to get my /dev/psaux (ps2 mouse) to work
: Can you help me?
: Last time I installed slakware I had to ln -s something
: to something, but I can't remeber what to what. And then it
: worked. Thanks!
First, the kernel you use must contain PS/2 mouse support (do a make config
or make menuconfig, make dep, make clean, make zImage etc.) Check if the
mouse gets detected during the boot process.
The ln -s you mention ist the creation of a softlink /dev/mouse to the
real device node, i.e. /dev/psaux in this case. You may do it, if you like
to use /dev/mouse instead of /dev/psaux. YMMV.
: problem #2, I'm trying to get my ide cd-rom to mount.
: I tried mount -t iso9660 /dev/hd1a /cdrom and linux says,
: "mount: /dev/hd1a is not a block device" What is that supposed
: to mean? I followed the directions in the LINUX unlease book,
: but it still doesn't work. Was I a bad boy or something?
/dev(hd1a is a quite unusual device name, so I guess it is a typo.
Usually the first IDE block device is named /dev/hda. This is the device
in its whole! For a hard disk you would create partitions that you can
address as e.g. /dev/hda1, /dev/hda2 for the first two primary partitions.
CDROMs do not have a partition table, so you use the unpartitioned device.
Back to your setup: Assuming your CDROM is the only IDE device in your
system, it will show up als /dev/hda. Then
mount -t iso9669 /dev/hda /cdrom
should do the job.
If you have other IDE devices in your system, the CDROM might be another
/dev/hd? device. Check the boot messages for the correct one.
BTW: The Linux HOWTOs and the docs that come with nearly every Linux
distribution will help you in similar cases. Try a look at them!
: I thank all responses in advance.
You were welcome.
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