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Old 02-14-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
rjcmi
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X Server configuration problem, mouse dosen't move


I installed debian 3.0 (woody Stable) and am trying to configure the x server.

I did an apt-get install x-server-system and went through the configuration.

What I get is the x terminal with the mouse pointer, however it will not move. I can right click and will see options, and the center mouse wheel will bring up other options, however i'm not able to select any of the options or move up and down with either the mouse or keyboard. The left mouse button appears to do nothing.

This is my config file for the mouse.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

When viewing the log file it appears this error may be involved in causing the problem.
Xf86openserial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice No such device.

The mouse is a standard IBM wheel mouse (laser type) Inserted in PS2 slot.

Thanks a ton for any help.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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ok it looks like its searching for a mouse on a dev file system (icky), standard for a ps2 mouse on a regualr /dev file is
/dev/psaux
so type
xf86config
and when it asks for were it is try this (look at your /dev file first and see if /dev/psaux is there
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
rjcmi
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Thank your for your help on this.

I redid xf86config and got to the debian log in screen, however the mouse still will not move and I am not able to type anything into the fields for login.

I've installed Red Hat before with no problems, however to be honest I holds my hand through most of this and I've never learned it properly.

Again, thanks and much appriciation for your assistance.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: X Server configuration problem, mouse dosen't move

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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Comment this section out. Restart X. Tell us what happens....
 
  


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