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Re: X Fall Down Go Boom

On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 06:49:19PM -0400, matthew frederick davis h. wrote:
> Hello List.
>     Okay -- I have managed to get an old world machine to boot directly into
> Debian with quik.  Yes, I did manage to find a mouse mode that made my mouse
> move around the screen (imps2)...
>     But now: X won't start up at all.  The screen goes grey for a moment and
> then kicks me back to the prompt, giving me the now familiar whine "Fatal
> server error: Cannot open mouse (Is a directory)".
>     I've configured gpm to use /dev/input/mice as my driver.  I can also
> make my mouse move with /dev/input/mouse0 (though X still won't start), but
> none of the other drivers works for my single-button ADB mouse.
>     By the bye, I'm using Potato on a 9600 'kansas' pmac.
>     Any suggestions would be helpful.  Thanks!

that's weird, because afaik, your setup is fine. i'm on an oldworld too,
and that's my exact setup for my mouse (/dev/input/mice; IMPs2). there
may be something else that's causing the fatal error. hm, try looking at
your mouse setup in console (a wild guess). also, look at whether or not
you have a line in your XF86Config(-4) that says thre-button mouse
emulation. if you do, remove it. that causes crashes it didn't in v.3 of
X, but in 4 it does).


>         matthew frederick davis h.

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