[GRLUG] Knoppix with mouse problems?

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 10:22:45 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 9:44 AM, John-Thomas Richards <jtr at jrichards.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 03:27:10AM -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
> It must be a chipset issue.  When I first switched to a 2.6 kernel I
> used a PS/2 mouse.  Then again, it was a dual-Celeron 466MHz box which
> is rather more recent than a 166HMz box.
> This raises an interesting question.  How much backward compatibility is
> removed with each iteration of the kernel?
>> I can still try to see whether a USB mouse
>> works....
> A 166MHz motherboard with USB?  Wow.  I'd be surprised if the USB
> *worked*.  ;-)

My old AOpen AP53 had a 200MHz K6 processor in it, but I know it could
go at least as low as 166MHz.  It had USB headers and, IIRC, used the
UHCI spec for its host controller.  I only ever ran the 2.2 and 2.4
series kernels on it, though; I'd upgraded to a 750MHz box by the time
2.6 came out.

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