Re: startx - Fatal server error
I agree on Karasten's analysys but I would do slightly different.
I usually install gpm daemon too (Typical default potato install).
Then using repeater device as imput to X may be better, IMO.
If mouse hanges for any reason, you can restart gpm to reinitialize it.
Try it by unplugging it, if you dare.
# cd /dev; ln -s gpmdata mouse
Then set protocol of mouse in /etc/X11/xf86config:
If /etc/gpm.conf is:
If repeat_type is raw, you can keep your Protocol in /etc/X11/xf86config
On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 01:07:03PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 12:43:43PM -0500, George M. Butler
> (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > I am sure this is an old one too. But I just installed Debian
> > (potato) r2. I issue startx at the commnand line and get
> > fatal sever error Can't open mouse (no such file or directory )
> > I have run xf86config 4 times now and each time I select 4, the PS/2
> > mouse, the 3 button emulation, and hit enter when for the default
> > /dev/mouse.
> > I looked in the file /etc/X11/xf86config
> > and it shows under Pointing device
> > Protocol "PS/2"
> > Device "/dev/mouse"
> "/dev/mouse" isn't created by default, it's usually a symlink to the
> actual mouse device file. In your case you can:
> - Create the link: ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse
> - Change the "Device" line in /etc/X11/XF86Config to point to
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