Tip: Compaq Presario X1000 Series mouse not recognized

October 29, 2006

On my Compaq Presario X1000 series laptop my mouse was not recognized after a kernel upgrade. I do not know if it broke because of the kernel or not, but here is how I fixed it.

  • Open /etc/modules in a text editor
  • Put in the line ‘psmouse proto=bare’

This happened on a Debian system but the solution probably works on other distros