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Old 09-08-04, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default no mouse in X11 for debian/testing install on emachines T3092

Dear Nvidia driver interest group,

With some effort, we've managed to get debian testing
(kernel is 2.4.26)
running and configured on an nvidia-based emachines T3092,
but X11 does not have mouse support!?!?! XP does, so we
know it is not a hardware problem. Failures have ensued
for PS/2 mouse on debian, PS/2 mouse on knoppix,
USB mouse on debian, USB mouse on knoppix. We' at
wits end.

The latest drivers from nvidia contain modules for ethernet
and sound support, but these drivers are well supported
by debian testing. (well, we haven't tried sound...seems to
be an luxury not worth the headache when mouse
support is so problematic.) Alas, there is no mouse
module in the latest drivers.

Googles for "debian T3092" have led me to nvnews.net,
but not to a discussion of mouse problems. (I've tried to
build/install the nvidia driver as directed by Schulman,
but the unavailability of kernel source headers is a show
stopper, and the 2^n complexity of the kernel's
'make config' is also strongly discouraging.)

In any event, the problem seems to be specifically with
mouse drivers since every other aspect of the debian
testing works fine, including a variety of development
tools that were *not* mutually installable on other hardware.
X11 video modes look sharp. This looks to be an excellent
platform....if it only had mouse support.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Peter Leopold
peter.leopold@bioanalyte.com

P.S. I'm attaching selected hardware specs for the emachines T3092
as well as my XF86Config-4 file. There was a time when I
calculated videomodes by hand using the old video-modes-how-to.
(Remember that one?) I don't pretend to understand half
of the modern XF86Config file, so much of what is quoted below
is taken verbatim from somewhere else (xdebconfigurator and
friends) and used blindly.


CPU: AMD Athlon™ XP 3000+ Processor
Chipset: nVIDIA® nForce™2
Memory: 512 MB DDR (PC 2700)
Optical Drives: DVD +/- RW Drive (Write Max: 8x DVD+/-R, 4x DVD+/-RW, 32x CD-R, 16x CD-RW; Reads 40x CD, 12x DVD); 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 Digital Media Manager (USB 2.0, Secure Digital (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: nVIDIA® GeForce4™ MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
Sound: nForce™ 6-channel Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Attached Files
File Type: txt XF86Config-4.txt (14.9 KB, 121 views)
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Old 09-09-04, 12:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: no mouse in X11 for debian/testing install on emachines T3092

Continuing from previous discussion:

The kernel-source-headers for sarge *are* available
afterall, but the build of the nvidia 6111 driver did not
solve the mouse problem, and the new nforce 0283
with redundant ethernet support and superfluous
sound card support did not install because the module
was allegedly build with the wrong kernel source files.
Indeed, the kernel source files were the same, to
within apt-get specifications. (true, I did not configure
the new sources...is the a .config kernel extractor?)
So the latest drivers from nvidia have come up empty.

'mdetect' returns silently without detecting either
the PS/2 mouse or the USB mouse attached
to the box. 'cat /dev/input/mice' is also mute
on mouse movement.

'lsmod |grep mouse' does not show a psmouse
module in the kernel. There is a mousedev
module, but has no efficacy in resolving the
mouseless state.

I'm using 2.4.26, the debian testing kernel
distribution.

I've asked the experts at comp.os.linux.hardware
for advice, and I've been told that we should
to add the emachines T3092 (with the hardware
config mentioned in the first posting)
to a not-supported-by-linux
hardware list because of the problem with
the mouse driver. Seems a shame given that
everything else works fine. Would anyone
care to comment?


Peter Leopold
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Old 09-10-04, 02:32 PM   #3
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Linux/Nvidia expert Andrew Schulman has made several
recommendations, nothing has workd. Since
Knoppix also fails to detect the mouse, we have to
declare this one a goner.

Emachines T3092 is not supported by debian linux.
The single point of non-support is the mouse driver.

May the T3092 rest in peace.
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Old 09-12-04, 07:00 AM   #4
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Googling some combination of "emachines T3092 debian linux" will
soon warn others at the linux incompatability site:


http://leenooks.com/183
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Old 09-19-04, 02:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: no mouse in X11 for debian/testing install on emachines T3092

And here's a happy ending.

I gave the T3092 to my wife to use as a windows box.
I bought a Compaq 1130, installed debian sarge, and
have all I ever wanted

OpenGl
Qt
kdevelop
g++-3.4
and a mouse

Sarge worked "out of the box."

And the kicker: not one piece of nvidia hardware!
There's a lesson to all who suffer from nvidia driver woes!

See ya.
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