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Old 03-13-2007, 03:21 AM   #1
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configured Mouse: cannot open input device in Debian Linux


I tried to switch to GUI at the prompt using startx (I installed gnome) but i'm getting the following problems

1.(EE) configured Mouse: cannot open input device
(EE) preinit failed for input device "configured Mouse" no printer
Fatal server error: Failed to initialize core devices

XIo: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) or X server "0:0" after 0 requests (0 known processors) with 0 events remaining.

I found the following Information from /var/log/XFree86.0.log as (I'm giving only errors it has shown)

(**) Option "protocol" "Imps/2"
(**) configured Mouse:Protocol:"Imps/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Configured Mouse: Core Poniter
(**) Option "Device" /dev/input/mice"
(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"
(II) Unload Module : "mouse"
(WW) No Core Pointer registered
Fatal server error: failed to initialize core devices

The following is the information in /etc/X11/XF86-4

Section "Input Device"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
option "Core Pointer"
option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
option "protocol" "Imps/2"
option "Emulate 3 buttons" "true"
option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5"
End Section

where as i'm using Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Any help on this will be great !

Old 03-13-2007, 09:11 PM   #2
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Edit the config file to change the /dev/input/mice to /dev/psaux or use as root dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and choose the /dev/psaux for the device.
Old 03-15-2007, 03:48 AM   #3
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In debian thereis command 'mdetect -x' then move your mouse..automatically give you the type of mouse you have.
Old 03-21-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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This is Perfect ! its simply works fine.



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