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Old 05-14-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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After typeing 'startx' it can't find /dev/mouse


When I type startx, it tells me it can't find my mouse, I tell it, in the xorgconfg, for the bus, which im sure Universal Serial BUS would be right?

But then the next step, where it tells me to type where the mouse is, I don't know what to do, so I just hit enter (making it default as /dev/mouse)

What would I set it to? I have no idea what to do about this!!

Help asap please!

thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 02:41 AM   #2
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try changing it to:

/dev/input/mice

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Old 05-14-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
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Ok I did that, but it still says:

cannot read /dev/input/mouse, no such device

something along those lines.. Im going to bed, I'll check back tommorow asap
 
Old 05-14-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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Does anyone know?!?!?

I need to boot linux... It's kind of important...
 
Old 05-14-2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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Strangely enough, I'm running into the same problem right now. I've installed this flavour of linux multiple times, and have never encountered this.

I have checked the /dev/ directory, and I have absolutly NO mouse devices installed. No psaux, mice, input/mice, mouse - nothing. I have ran 'xf86 -configure' several times, but it doesn't help any.

Any ideas?

Just as a note - this sort of belongs in 'Hardware'

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Old 05-14-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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I don't think it does, cause I can't boot the GUI because of this.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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ANYONE?!?!?!? This is pissing me off!
 
Old 05-14-2005, 06:40 PM   #8
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This might be an interesting link

http://panuganty.tripod.com/debiantips/mouse.htm
 
Old 05-14-2005, 10:31 PM   #9
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And how do I do all of that?
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:05 AM   #10
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HELP PLZ!!!

 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:43 AM   #11
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Maybe the node had to be made.

mknod /dev/input/mice c 13 63 or mknod /dev/input/mouse c 13 63 or whatever.

I'm not the expert
 
  


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