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Old 01-22-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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rungetty autologin with no display manager causes broken mouse

Hi all!

I am trying to set up a light single user system so I removed gdm and tried to use rungetty to handle the autologin and starting of X. I am using Fluxbox but this problem is present with XFCE as well. I am using Xubuntu Intrepid.

I have setup the system following this post:

This is the contents of /etc/event.d/tty1
# tty1 - getty
# This service maintains a getty on tty1 from the point the system is
# started until it is shut down again.

start on stopped rc2
start on stopped rc3
start on stopped rc4
start on stopped rc5

stop on runlevel 0
stop on runlevel 1
stop on runlevel 6

#exec /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
exec /sbin/rungetty tty1 --autologin librano
My ~/.bash_profile is:
And my ~/.xinitrc is:
The Problem

When I boot the system X starts ok and then Fluxbox starts up as well. But the mouse does not work. The cursor is present but I cannot move it and I cannot use the buttons. The keyboard works fine.

However, if I restart X by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Alt+F*, then kill Fluxbox and restart X, the mouse works fine!

I have tried different combinations of the .bash_profile and .xinitrc files... but I end up with either plain X with nothing or Fluxbox failing to connect to X. Note that the mouse doesnt work even when it is only plain X (no WM, no terminal, nothing).

What am I doing wrong? How can I fix this?

Thanks for your help in advance!
Old 02-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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