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Old 07-28-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy RHL 9.0 + mouse


I've just installed the complete server package for RHL9.0, now X windows won't start. Tried reconfiguration, but returns error that core pointer not found. I've tried to edit XF86Config but no luck. At reboot gpm reports that mouse device is busy. This is frustrating... pls help.......

 
Old 07-28-2003, 08:40 PM   #2
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Hi,

What's in your XF86Config file and what type of mouse is it? Is there an XF86Config-4 file? Also, please execute the "ls -l /dev/mouse" and post the results. I didn't think RH would install any of the XF86 stuff on a server installation.

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Old 07-29-2003, 07:54 PM   #3
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Hi Ovf,

XF86Config contains i.e relevant bits :
Section "ServerLayout"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Identifier " Default Layout"
Screen "Screen0 0 0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Button" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Button" "yes"
EndSection


Mouse is logitech Wheel mouse and there is no XF86Config-4 file

ls -l /dev/mouse resulted in /dev/mouse -> psaux



 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:45 PM   #4
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You have two mice enabled - and BOTH of them are the same mouse.

"DevInputMice" is on /dev/psaux
Yet
"Mouse0" is also on /dev/psaux

Best bet - remove the "DevInputMice" from the "ServerLayout" section - restart, let us know if something else is wrong.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:20 AM   #5
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I forgot to add contents of this log file -->

XFree86.0.log has the following entries ;

(EE) XF86OpenSerial : Cannot open device /dev/psaux
device or resource busy
(EE) mouse0 : cannot open input device
(II) UnloadModule : "mouse"
(WW) No CorePointer registered

(EE) XF86OpenSerial : Cannot open device /dev/psaux
device or resource busy
(EE) DevInputMice : cannot open input device
(II) UnloadModule :"mouse"




Fatal server error
Failed to initialize core devices.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:28 AM   #6
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Thanks Gavollink. Didn't work still can't open device, device or resource busy.......


OK that's it !!!!!!!!!!!!!.....B@$%F"|*/?AAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!...

Can somebody please send me a honest-to-God sample of a working XF86Config file that works. At close quarters a few things seem to be missing such as monitor0, video0 etc. I've got a few mice in a box in my loft/garage ( 3 buttons included) and I'm re-installing everything. Don't need the aggro.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:38 AM   #7
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Was this on a laptop ? If not you just need one mouse enabled.

Section "ServerLayout"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Identifier " Default Layout"
Screen "Screen0 0 0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Button" "yes"
EndSection

Try that and it should work. And you can just mark out the other mouse using the # in front of all the lines for that section

HTH
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:27 PM   #8
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Now X windows works, but mouse freezes.....

 
Old 08-03-2003, 09:37 PM   #9
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Is it a PS2 mouse or a USB mouse?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 02:22 PM   #10
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It's PS/2.........
 
Old 08-04-2003, 07:56 PM   #11
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Maybe where I put /dev/mouse in the above layout try with /dev/psaux.

Let me know if anything changes.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 07:52 PM   #12
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No change, X windows works OK, but no response from mouse, cursor remains frozen.....


 
Old 08-05-2003, 08:34 PM   #13
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Have you tried a different PS/2 mouse, and if this is a 3 button mouse then in the above XF86Config file change:

Option "Emulate3Button" "yes"

to

Option "Emulate3Button" "no"
 
Old 08-05-2003, 08:47 PM   #14
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I've previously tried another mouse, but that didn't make much of a difference, and its a 2 button wheel mouse emulating a 3 button.....
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:07 PM   #15
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Are you still getting the "mouse busy" gpm error message during startup? Maybe killing gpm before starting X will help
 
  


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