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Re: Really strange problem with the 2.6.x kernels

/dev/psaux doesn't seem to work on 2.6 kernels. I had the same problem. I changed all references to /dev/psaux to /dev/input/mice in my XF86Config file, and all was well. I've also seen people suggest symlinking /dev/psaux to point to /dev/input/mice. I'm not sure which is the better solution - they end up at the same place, it seems, although I'm sure we could have deep philosophical arguments about the correct way to do it.


On Feb 27, 2004, at 4:56 PM, Paul wrote:


Up to last night, I was happily running a version of the 2.6.2 kernel
I'd compiled myself. It worked well.

I attempted to run the 2.6.3-109 kernel. X wouldn't fire up as /dev/
psaux couldn't be found. Damn, says I, and tried to go back to the 2.6.2
kernel. For some reason, the keyboard locked immediately after selecting
the 2.6.2 kernel from grub. X started fine, but with no mouse or

Reset and moved back to the 2.4.24 kernels and all is well again.

Any ideas on what could be causing this?



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