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Re: Fwd: Re: startx on NuBus Mac gives Fatal server error

On Tue, 2002-08-13 at 01:15, Clive Menzies wrote: 
> Some further information:  I managed to find a way to log out of x 
> using function and arrow keys and the log still refers to Cannot open 
> device /dev/input/mice and the protocol is ImPS/2 although I had 
> selected "Auto" - seemed like a good idea at the time ;-)

The xserver-xfree86 configuration always includes a non-core pointer section
for /dev/input/mice because it's very generic.

> At 11:11 pm +0200 12/8/02, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> >'No such device' means there's no driver for it. I don't know if
> >/dev/input/mice is supported on Nubus Macs, maybe you need something like
> >/dev/adbmouse with the BusMouse protocol?
> Thanks Michel - I've made some progress ;-)
> In dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 I selected ttyS0 (serial mouse) -
> there was no adbmouse available?  Nor did I see anywhere to configure
> BusMouse protocol.  However, I am at least getting something like
> Gnome appearing with v.weird colours and no mouse movement.

About the colors, try different depths, in particular 15 vs. 16.

> I can't switch terminals with Apple + Fn but Tab/arrow keys seem to take me
> around the desktop but not in any way that's useful.
> Where do I go from here? Is there another way of setting up adbmouse
> and BusMouse protocol?

You can edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 directly, at least for testing stuff.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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