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Old 02-02-2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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Cannot open /dev/mouse?


After a fresh install, I get the error Cannot open device: /dev/mouse, generated by gpm. startx fails as well: No CorePointer, Missing CorePointer.

I am using a Logitech Wireless USB mouse. My xorg.conf is correct I am pretty sure. I think it is a USB related proble.

btw after I run modprobe usbmouse, startx will start up ok, but I have no control of the cursor on the screen.

lsusb returns nothing but 1 empty usb port and will not recognize the other 5 I have installed.

So, assuming that it is USB related and not X related (unless USB is X) anything I can do to install/refresh my usb drivers?

(oh yeah, hotplug doesnt pick up anything either. not even my usb keyboard)
 
Old 02-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Use the 2.6.x kernel. (huge26.s or test26.s ... and remember to install the kernel modules)
 
Old 02-03-2007, 05:02 AM   #3
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go here for alternate kernel http://rkrishna.tp.googlepages.com/slackerbasics#alt
 
  


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