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dave with his flake miata again....

i have a fully installed system.  it is set to start x
on boot-up (xdm?)  of course, it hangs hard as it tries
to start x.  no ctl/alt/F1

i have become good at the rescue disk, the ae editor, etc.

it hangs if i specify /dev/psaux for the mouse.  i was trying
a known good mouse.  i was able to bring it back up by 
changing back to busmouse and /dev/ttyS1...  it just fails
in startup and goes to a console login.

i notice that this known good mouse (optical) fails to lite up
its led when plugged into a serial port.  the error reported:

Fatal server error:
Cannot open mouse (No such file or directory)

even tho the devices are there.  however, the device looks like:

crw-rw----    1 root     dialout    4,  65 Nov 25  2000 /dev/ttyS1

do we have a permission problem?  a group problem? i think so...

thanks for bearing with me.


Dave Mallery, K5EN
PO Box 520
Ramah,  NM  87321

no gates
  no windows...

running GNU/Linux
free at last!

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