mouse does not work in X (SOLVED)
Sander van Dijk
a.h.vandijk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 08:46:03 UTC 2006
On 12/29/06, arnuld <arnuld3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2.) add this just before you say "make menuconfig":
> "CRUX does not have a customised kernel, (Gentoo users will feel
> disappointed ;-) it uses the kernel as it is developed by the Linux
> kernel team/Hackers. Henc you need to add support for these 2 by
> manually selecting modules:
> 1.) "mouse" in "device drivers -> input devices", IIRC
> 2.) PPP in "device drivers -> networking support". select these 4 at least:
> <*> PPP (point-to-point protocal) support
> <*> PPP support for async serial ports
> <*> PPP support for sync tty ports
> <*> PPPoE (point-to-point over Ethernet) support
> 3.) check you manual for audio crad & Ethernet & slecect the
> appriopriate modules. otherwiese they will not work.
> 4.) carefully read nearly all the options & select the ones you
> require. then hit "exit" from "make menuconfig" & "save" changes.
I think that's much too verbose. Basically it can all be summed up as
"if you don't compile in (or as a module) the drivers for your
hardware, the hardware won't work". Duh...
I think a simple note would be more appropriate: "note: CRUX' default
kernel config is the one shipped with the kernel; this is quite bare,
so you'll probably have to enable most drivers for your hardware
manually". I think that also describes the "problem" better: the
"problem" isn't that hardware doesn't work without the correct
drivers, it's that the default config omits a lot of drivers (well
that's not actually a problem, on the contrary, it provides a clean
start, but it _is_ something the user should be aware of).
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