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Old 09-24-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux


I can't access my X window using any users. When, i tried using startx it crashes with the error messages listed below:

(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
Device or resource busy
(EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
No core pointer

Output of ls -l /dev/mouse is:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/mouse -> psaux

any input is appreciated.

Old 09-24-2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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"I can't access my X window using any users."

Can you access the mouse as root? If not this could be a hardware problem.

Take a look at the permissions for /dev/psaux.
They should be set to 777.
Old 09-25-2003, 11:30 PM   #3
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thanks for the response.

i cant access the x window using any user including root. the attributes of /dev/psaux is crw--- not the rwxrwxrwx. i'll changed that later using chmod.

again, thanks
Old 09-26-2003, 10:12 PM   #4
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i changed the permissions of the /dev/psaux to 777 but it still fails to load X. i'll attach the /etc/X11/XF86Config' later.

all errors are the same.
Old 10-04-2004, 04:49 AM   #5
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It seems that since Kernel-2.6, 3 modules have to bee load:
- psmouse
- input
- mousedev
And the new link for the PS/2 mouse is /dev/input/mice, but /dev/psaux still run for compatibility.

Thanks to correct my language errors because I'm french and would like to perfect my english.
Old 01-24-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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Can you guide me how load those modules, i am also getting the same error

Thanks in advance


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