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stf92 11-11-2012 06:00 PM

No keyboard or mouse response in the GUI under Slackware 10.2 (kernel 2.4.31)
 
Hi:
I have just installed slackware 10.2 (please, do not start with 14.0, I beg), typed startx and, once in the GUI, I see neither the keyboard nor the mouse get any response. When the installer asked for me to choose a desktop environtent, I do not remember what I chose. Doing 'ps -e' I see an instance of xterm is running and, in the GUI, I can see a window with a prompt.

In the console where I ran startx, I see this message:
Quote:

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
In /etc/X11/xinit/, I do not know how X chooses among the several xinitrc.* that there is there. Tell me if you need some console output to help find what is happening. I have no more elements of diagnostic for the moment.

damgar 11-11-2012 06:51 PM

Running xwmconfig will choose the default. You can choose among them on the fly with
Code:

startx /etc/X11/xinitrc/xinitrc.FOO

stf92 11-11-2012 07:01 PM

I'll do that. Thanks.

stf92 11-12-2012 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damgar (Post 4827286)
Running xwmconfig will choose the default. You can choose among them on the fly with
Code:

startx /etc/X11/xinitrc/xinitrc.FOO

I ran xwmconfig and chose xfce4 which, on slackware 12.0, I've been using some years now. Now I have a desktop but no keyboard and no mouse. If I do /etc/X11/xinitrc/xinitrc.kde I now have keyboard but no mouse.

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have:
Code:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver    "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

But I have my mouse connected not to the PS/2 input (machine rear pannel) but to a COM1 (or COMM2) serial port.

But I do not know what's the Protocol for a serial mouse.

I think I'll boot with the installation disk again, run 'setup', and will choose 'configurarion' (Configure your system) and see what happens.

angryfirelord 11-12-2012 09:06 AM

Try adjusting it to this:
Code:

Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"

There's probably a module that has to be loaded as well. Do you remember what you selected under the mouse setup at installation?

Didier Spaier 11-12-2012 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stf92 (Post 4827504)
I think I'll boot with the installation disk again, run 'setup', and will choose 'configurarion' (Configure your system) and see what happens.

Not need to boot with the installation disk, just run pkgtool and chose 'Setup' in the menu.


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