Well, my report was not very accurate :-(

On 12/17/05, Fabio Comolli <fabio.comolli@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Dave.
Booting this kernel prevents X to start on my laptop.

It looks that /sys/class/input does not contain all the entries needed (the laptop is an ancient HP Omnibook equipped with a synaptics touchpad).

/sys/class/input is OK, the problem is in /dev/input.

With  my 2.6.15-rc5 with evdev  compiled as module  /dev/input looks like:

[fcomolli@tycho ~]$ ls -l /dev/input/
total 0
crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 64 Dec 17  2005 event0
crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 65 Dec 17  2005 event1
crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 63 Dec 17  2005 mice

with 2.6.14-1.1768_FC4 there is only the "mice" entry (and this is what pointed my to evdev).

BTW, there is another minor problem: kernel 2.6.14-1.1768_FC4 boots in verbose mode even with the "quiet" boot option set.

Regards,
Fabio


 

I I normally use a custom 2.6.15-rc5 kernel, with evdev compiled as module. That module is loaded _after_ udev has started and this way everithing works. Your kernel as evdev statically linked.

I know that to use a 2.6.15-rcx kernel you are supposed to upgrade udev (mine is udev-058-1.0.FC4.1) but you said that this kernel was intended to be used with FC4 and not with rawhide, so I assumed that it had to work with 0.58.

Please let me know if you need more test/details.



On 12/16/05, Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com > wrote:
To try and get a jump-start on testing 2.6.15, I've prepared
packages for FC4 based on the current rawhide kernel.

These are likely to change almost daily, and there's no
guarantee how much longer 2.6.15 is going to be in -rc stage,
so I'm going to hold off pushing these out as an official
updates-testing release until a final 2.6.15 has been released.
(Should a security errata be needed before then, I'll push out another
2.6.14 based release)

http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC4/

Please file bugs in bugzilla, rather than emailing me/this list about them.

                Dave

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