Booting into kernel 2.6.3 means my mouse doesn’t work, unless I add
psmouse to my
/etc/modules file. Once I do that, the mouse works fine in KDM, and KDE doesn’t work at all. It just fails halfway through startup, silently, leaving me with all the functionality of KDM’s background picture. Awesome.
I mentioned it to some of the people at school, whose suggestions ran the gamut from “switch to Fedora” to “switch to Mandrake”. While I have nothing but respect for at least one of those distributions, the idea of reinstalling a whole new operating system to fix the mouse is too stupid to mention aloud. Sadly, though, the number of things machine does that are too stupid to speak aloud is not small so I suppose I have very little high ground in this regard.
You’d be amazed at the number of dots you need to connect to make a mouse work in Linux. I sure was.
Sean, having scored two free tickets, took me to see Starsky & Hutch today. The short review:
I feel like a porcupine has been fucking my eyes.
There is no longer review, because there is nothing in this movie that deserves it. Sean and I walked out of it, and the conversation went like this:
“That was a pretty bad movie.”
And then we talked about something else.