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Old 12-28-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
amishdisco
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Xserver won't start after reboot


I'm having a frustrating problem ... I've tried setting up the Xserver with two different microsoft mice:

1) IntelliMouse Optical usb and ps/2 compatible
2) wireless optical mouse 2.0

These mice are plugged into the ps2 socket via a usb->ps2 compatiblity plug.

Debian-installer seems to auto-detect the mouse because the install moves forward and I can get into KDE, where the mouse works fine.

Once I have rebooted the computer however, any effort to start the Xserver fails and these errors are presented:

(EE) XF86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
No such file or directory.
(EE) Configured Mouse: Cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Generic Mouse"


It seems that when it fails, another entry is written into XF86Config-4 for "generic mouse", but that one does not work either.

I'm trying to set up Debian Sarge with the 2.6.8 kernel.

here's the pointer part of the config file:

Section "Input Device"

Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true'
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I just don't understand why the install works fine the first time and then quits on me.

-dave
 
Old 12-28-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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From what you posted, you have a typo at the Emulate3Buttons - the second quote around "true".
If that's just a typo on this post, try running xf86config again.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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yeah, just a typo...

i tried:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

did that a couple of times, still no dice.

is there a way to try autodetecting the mouse again, as is done during the install?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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What do you get with;
Code:
cat /proc/bus/input/devices
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #5
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You should be able to run xfree86config or xf86config and have it figure that out for you I think. You'll need to have some information on hand about your monitor but it's good to know anyway. That's my thought on it.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
(EE) XF86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
Does /dev/psaux exist? What does it point to?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:22 PM   #7
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maybe you should try /dev/mouse?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:30 PM   #8
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I had a similar problem recently, what I had to do was modprobe psmouse and mousedev.

Scott Smith
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:15 PM   #9
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okay, thanks for your replies everyone.

modprobe psmouse did the trick -

...except I had to hit ctrl-c because it never released me back to the prompt.

Now to load this module automatically on every boot?
(without hanging the system i hope!)
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:51 PM   #10
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go to /etc/modules.conf (in Slackware, maybe something different for your distro) and uncomment the line with psmouse in it.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 12:13 AM   #11
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hmm.. modules.conf looks pretty intimidating in debian and there are
specific comments saying

1)not to edit the file directly
2) look at the files in /etc/modutils (which I did, and still don't know what to do)
3)read man update-modules, which tells you that it is deprecated.

maybe i should take this one over to the debian forum.

it seems that mandrake has spoiled me

 
Old 12-29-2004, 06:20 AM   #12
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Haven't you considered just using usb (instead of usb->ps2)? All you need to do would to change "/dev/psaux" to "/dev/input/mice" or something similar.
 
  


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