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Old 03-18-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
Namegduf Live
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/dev/input/mice no longer works after kernel update

I have recently performed a large number of updates to my Debian Linux box, including a kernel update and a change from Stable to Testing.

cat /dev/input/mice no longer returns anything, giving a "No such device" error. This also seems to cause startx to fail due to a lack of a core pointer.

I've done some searching, but I can't find much that helps. Rerunning the X configuration program doesn't help, and none of /dev/psaux or /dev/input/mouse* work either.

udev is installed, but hotplug appears to conflict with it, and is thus not installed. I am not using gdm.

If there's any more information I can provide, I'd be glad to... I've been working on this for hours with no success.

Update: mdetect -x gives no results.
Update 2: modprobe psmouse doesn't return an error, and psmouse appears in lsmod, so this would be the module used... I think.

Okay, managed to solve it myself eventually... the automatic update to udev broke it, because my kernel still wasn't new enough. Updated the kernel again and the mouse works again.

Last edited by Namegduf Live; 03-18-2007 at 10:49 AM.



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