Re: 2.5.73 Mouse

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 10:11:36 EST

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 09:30:52AM -0400, John Weber wrote:

> My mouse suddenly stopped working with 2.5.73. I am using a Synaptics
> Touchpad --
> with comes with a Dell laptop. (I will test with an external mouse later).
> The SERIO I8042 driver seems to find my mouse, interrupts are firing,
> and I enabled
> the old /dev/psaux so that userland doesn't see anything different.
> Most importantly,
> the same config worked with 2.5.72. I noticed that dmesg was slightly
> different across
> the two versions which suggests that something did change.

Option 1)
        Use psmouse_noext option on the command line. This will
        restore the previous behavior easily and immediately.

Option 2)
        Get the Synaptics XFree86 driver for 2.5 kernels from
        This will enable additional features with the pad, like
        palm detection, multitap gestures and more. It will also
        make the pad work, of course.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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