/dev/input/mice & NVidia

Donal Farrell 0161977 at student.ul.ie
Fri Apr 15 09:56:35 PDT 2005

Yes on SuSE, /dev/mouse is a symlink to /dev/input/mice 
 there is a /dev/psaux (i'm unsure what it does though) i did some of
the X configureation in chroot, and when I look into /mnt/lfs/dev on
SuSe (which should be the /dev for LFS) I only see /dev/console
/dev/null and tty, but when I boot into LFS I have everything, bar a
/dev/mouse!! Is this because of the chroot. 

I just installed the nvidia drivers before I got your reply. I'm very
keen to do away with these if at all possible. Would you know how to
uninstall the nvidia drivers fully and how to use this nv driver (does
it need DRI support in the kernel)

On the same note, when I did try to install the nvidia drivers (X still
wasn't fully completed _ couldn't detect mouse etc) it said that it need
to build a kernel module, so I, like a fool, let it off. It did this,
but X reported afte Xorg -configure taht it coulddn't access that kernel



On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 17:25, Andrew Benton wrote:
> Donal Farrell wrote:
> > Hi there. I'm having a little trouble with Xorg-6.8.2 in BLFS 6.0
> > 
> > My mouse is not detected  ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse and there is no
> > /dev/mouse either. I am sticking rigidly to the book and used
> > /dev/input/mice
> Have you tried /dev/psaux? A good place to look for guidance is your host system. Is 
> /dev/mouse a symlink pointing at something else? What's it pointing at?
>   Also, something that could be part of the problem is the
> > Nvidia drivers ( I downloaded the latest driver for Linux IA32 from
> > nvidia.com) but am unsure when to install it (i.e. after Xorg or before)
> > I did however disable DRI in the kernel under the options (->device
> > drivers->character devices) Any suggestions??
> Yes, give up on the closed source Nvidia drivers, they're more trouble than they're 
> worth. Use the open source nv driver that comes with Xorg. If you do want to install 
> the nvidia drivers, you have to compile xorg first.

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