[SOLVED] X fails to load because of "No core pointer"
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I installed CentOS 5 on an old Dell laptop. It booted up fine with the gui. The only thing I did was change the hostname and rebooted. Upon reboot X failed to initialize and put me at the console.
I've tried to have root reinitialize the X settings to not avail. X says it has "No core pointer". The laptop obviously has a touchpad and I have a USB mouse plugged in. I can see a highlighted box on the console move based on the USB mouse and not the touchpad.
My xorg.conf has a Section "InputDevice" for a pointing device but it's going to the touchpad which does not seem to be working anyways. How do I tell X to use the USB mouse?
Well, the touchpad device was not in the new xorg.conf but many extra "displays" where in there. Perhaps from my failed attempts at starting X? I don't know, but I removed them except for the default 0 display and it works!
No problem. I was going in that direction, but I wanted to make sure everything else was fine, and the configuration was intact. I was going to tell you to remove the pointer devices in the config file next, but it looks like you beat me to it.