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Old 01-06-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: cape coral, fl
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc2
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xfree error

i install gentoo 1.4_rc2 form stage 1 with all the GRP packs i configured X
with X -configure which output the new config file then i tryed to tested the new config file "XFree86 -xf86config /root/"

it outputed a few errors

(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse 
            No such file or directory. 
(EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device 
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0" 
No core pointer 

Fatal server error: 
failed to initialize core devices
its my mouse i guess but im no expert
how would i go about fixing this or installing my mouse or whatever needs to be done
Old 01-07-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mint 15
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1) Open a terminal and "su" to root (type in "su" and then your root passwprd).

If your mouse were "/dev/psaux" then you would do this:
2) ln -sf /dev/psaux /dev/mouse

3) Profit! Err, that should do it.



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