Distribution Upgrade Halts Cursor in X

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Mon Dec 1 21:46:14 CET 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 11:50 -0600, Robby Workman wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 07:59:49 -0800 (PST)
> Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> >    Just upgraded my notebook from Slackware-12.0 to -12.1 and
> > Xfce-4.4.2. However, when I start X, the cursor sits in the middle of
> > the screen and will not move.
> Rich,
> As others have noted, this is distribution specific and should not be
> asked here.  However, here are some thoughts.
> I suspect you should read the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT [1] documents,
> particularly the part about changes to udev and module-init-tools.
> Most likely, you didn't complete the upgrade by moving/merge .new
> config files, and thus you have an /etc/modprobe/psmouse and
> an /etc/modprobe/psmouse.new file as well.  The old one results in the
> psmouse module being blacklisted, so it's not loaded, thus no mouse.
> All of this is covered in the C&H document though, along with quite a
> few other FAQ's and commonly encountered issues, so please have a look
> at it.
> [1] http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-12.1/CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT

Robby, you hit the mark right on the head there. As this affects the
console mouse as well.
greg at gregfolkert.net
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