PS2 mouse and keyboard problems...

PS2 mouse and keyboard problems...

Post by Doug Rohre » Sat, 09 May 1998 04:00:00

Hello all...

I'll be pretty detailed here since I've seen lots of messages that seem to
suggest these bugs are fixed:

I have a PS2 mouse and keyboard - Dell Dimension XPS D266, 96 megs ram,
8.4 gig HD...

I've been trying to get the mouse to work under any 2.x kernel (tried on
these: 2.0.31, 2.1.71, 2.1.99, 2.1.100). Here's the deal.

When the machine first boots to linux, PS/2 device is detected and driver
installed (I have tried as module or compiled in).

Then, gpm is run from rc.local (or something like that).  Anyway, once I
get to the login prompt - no keyboard input.

However, I can telnet into the machine and kill gpm - all the stuff I
typed at the keyboard shows up now.  Then, I can log in and work ok as
long as I don't try to use the mouse.

Reloading gpm and touching the mouse kills the keyboard again.  Killing
gpm fixes it.

If I try to run X, the system locks hard.

If I hook up this mouse to the serial port, everything is fine.  However,
I need the serial port for other devices (PalmPilot).

The mouse works perfectly under (ugh) win95.

If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.



Doug Rohrer
Systems Manager
HearSaf 2000


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