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Old 01-08-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Mouse ps2 problems


Hi, I try to install Debian Sarge on my Siemens server but I have a trouble when restart after complete install. Before reboot, X is running with my ps2 mouse and the file/dev/psaux exist. After reboot, I have a fault when startint Xserver, he coulding find the mouse /dev/psaux ? and effectively, it's no more present. How can I solve this problem ???
 
Old 01-08-2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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/dev/psaux should be the right device for PS/2 mice if you're using 2.4 kernel. For 2.6 kernel /dev/input/mice might be a better choice. Some time ago there was a bug (in discover, I think) that required 2.6 kernel users to add psmouse to /etc/modules but I think that bug has been fixed already.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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Well thanls for your reply.

Well I effectively have a 2.6 kernel and have done the install today from the web but even if I connect a serial mouse, it doesn't work after the first reboot after the install, before reboot, it works ! So I don't understand.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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/var/log/XFree86.0.log may include some clue why your mouse doesn't work. Check the lines that begin with (EE). Also, if you install the mdetect package and then run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86", you should be given the option to let mdetect configure the mouse automatically.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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Just installed Sarge 2.4.27 today and upgraded the kernel to 2.6.8.1-686-smp and ran into this problem. Adding 'psmouse' to /etc/modules resolved the problem (for PS/2 mouse) and the mouse was found at /dev/psaux again. (looks like there are mice devices in /dev/input as well)

If I don't load 'psmouse' then there are no mouse devices in /dev/input only event0 exists.

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Old 01-13-2005, 04:16 AM   #6
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Thanks to all !!! problems solved !!!
 
  


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