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Old 04-02-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
Tim Johnson
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Slack 10.0 does not find mouse/trackball

Hello All;

I've just installed my first slack since ver 2.?
Transitioning from RH 9.0...

USB 4-button logitech trackball does appear to be installed properly. And when
I attempt to start X, I get the following error message:
"Cannot open device /dev/mouse".

I have included copies of xorg.conf and numerous logfiles
All with .txt extensions added......
There appear to be references to problems with modules also.

Old 04-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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'ls -l /dev/mouse'

udev is probably pointing it to psaux
just use the actual device instead of the mouse symlink
Old 04-02-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
Tim Johnson
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Thanks. That did it.
BTW: Is there a logfile for X?
If so, where do I find it?
Old 04-02-2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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