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Old 01-12-2006, 04:53 AM   #1
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I am getting error cannot start X server .pointer device (mouse) not setup correctly.

I have tried to upgrade the kernal version 2.6.5 of fedora core2 to kernal version 2.6.14.I have copied the source files and made changes in the grub file by adding enteries
title Fedora Core (2.6.14)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.14.img
after copying the vmlinuz-2.6.14 and initrd-2.6.14.img to boot.
but when i reboot I am getting error cannot start X Server.Pointer device (mouse) is not set up correctly.Cannot open device dev/input/mice.

It does not log into the graphical mode .Allows in text mode only.Please help me find the problem .Its urgent.
Old 01-12-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

This forum is just for introducing yourself. That question should be posed in a new thread in the Fedora forum.

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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

My first guess is that, if everything else works, you don't have mouse drivers compiled. Look into 'Input devices' in the kernel configuration.
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It is a common problem when switching to a later kernel but using an older set of drivers.

Suggest to try

Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

in xorg.conf or XF86Config-4.


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