[PlanetCCRMA] FC2 + 2.4 kernel CCRMA partial success

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jun 3 12:20:02 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 11:07, Steve Harris wrote:
> I wanted to go to FC2 to get better video drivers for my laptop, and a few
> other things.
> The FC2 install process removes kernel-2.4*, but leaves the alsa drivers
> etc. there. The old kernel can be put back with rpm -ivh --force, and it
> boots fine with FC2.
> The problem for me is that the driver for my touchpad is different enough
> in 2.6 that the new version of X wont read it with a 2.4 kernel, so I'm
> stuck with 2.6 or external mouse for now, but other people may be ok.

I think you have to change the driver to "psaux" in xorg.conf, the 2.6.x
default is to use /dev/input/mice, which will not work in 2.4.x. For my
touchpad (under 2.6.x) I had to add a "psmouse.proto=imps" to the kernel
boot line so that "tap to click" would work again...

> I couldn't find the rpm for apt that works with FC2, so I had to download
> the RPMs I needed by hand, but thats OK for a few.

Yes, I have not yet finished (or rather started) doing the FC2 part of
the site (that sould discourage people from trying it :-). You can find
apt for FC2 here:


-- Fernando