I've been looking all over the net trying trying to solve this problem,
I found a few posts where people had the same problem, but no solution.

'cat /proc/interrupts' reveals:
11: 10394 10590 IO-APIC-level eth0
14: 6296 3945 IO-APIC-edge ide0
So irq 12 is not being associated with the psaux device. After some
searching I've learned that only after it's loaded will the irq be
used. So the kernel is not loading the driver then.

'cat /proc/misc' shows:
1 psaux

Searching dmesg, this is the only relevent line:
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
In /var/log/syslog I found
kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
kernel: Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.

It doesn't state that a mouse was detected though.
I'm using the 2.4.18 kernel-sources with the 3.0 r1 release.
The kernel configuration for character devices looks like this:
Under Character-Mice
<M> Bus Mouse Support
<*> Mouse Support (not serial and bus mice)[*] PS/2 mouse (aka "auxiliary device") support

I've recompiled it a few times, trying Bus Mouse support and other
things. I'm pretty sure this is the correct configuration and should

Anyway, any ideas would be appriciated.

I could use a usb mouse except for it also has a problem.
I get the error where the usb mouse device won't accept a new address:
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=2 (error=-110)

I had a similar problem in gentoo that I could only fix by using a
different kernel which I assumed contained a patch fixing the problem.
An interesting thing I noticed is that although uhci works fine, ohci
modprobe usb-ohci
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/usb/usb-ohci.o: init_module: No such
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/usb/usb-ohci.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/usb/usb-ohci.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/usb/usb-ohci.o: insmod usb-ohci

The computer with the ps/2 problem is different from my gentoo machine
btw. Both happen to be using smp though. It's possible smp causes
problems with usb. As for the ps/2 problem I have no idea why it won't


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