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Old 07-06-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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PS2 mouse configuration on Debian

Hello, I have recently installed Debian and I am having trouble configuring my logitech wheel mouse.

The error message I recieve is as follows:

(**) Configured Mouse: Protocol: "ImPS/2"
(**) Configured Mouse: Core Pointer
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
No such device.
(EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
(WW) No core pointer registered
No core pointer

I have searched the net and have tried the following solutions with no avail:

1) When I try and cat /dev/mouse, /dev/psaux, /dev/input/mice they all respond with "No such device"

2) My mouse file looks like such:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

3) I have tried switching the "dev/mouse" to dev/psaux and dev/input/mice but same error occurs.

If anyone has had any similar problems or has any insights on what I should try it would be most appreciated.

Thank You
Old 07-06-2003, 02:18 AM   #2
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# mknod /dev/psaux c 10 1

and see if that darn mouse pops up. Which kernel version are you running? Is PS/2 mouse support compiled in? Check /proc/interrupts. PS/2 mouse is always on irq 12. If it's not there, then your kernel probably doesn't see it.

Last edited by footfrisbee; 07-06-2003 at 02:23 AM.
Old 07-06-2003, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help....I actually found that the mouse was disabled in my bios. Thanks for the advice...



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