Re: X and mice problems ?
Shaya Potter email@example.com says:
> On Fri, 26 Jul 1996, David J. Evans wrote:
> > I've recently switched from RedHat to Debian 1.1 and am
> > experiencing problems with X. I had previously run X
> > successfully on Redhat and so assumed that there would be
> > no problem.
> > ...
> > Fatal server error:
> > Cannot open mouse (No such device)
> >David J. Evans
> >AMS, Virology Research Group, The University of Reading
> >Whiteknights, P.O. Box 228, Reading RG6 6AJ
> >Tel : +44 (0)118 9318893 Fax : +44 (0)118 9316537
> The kernel you are using might not have ps/2 mouse support compiled in,
> try remaking and when you configure it, include mouse support (it's under
> the character device setting).
> Another possibility, even though it doesn't appear so from you error
> message, could be if you are running gpm.
> Shaya Potter
It is not gmp. Debian runs a script that kills gpm before you start X
..clever hmm!) so it is definitely the compiled kernel you are using
the cause of the error.
Check under special-kernels for a new kernel to boot from, or build a new one
with mouse support. Alternatively (the simplest maybe), from the Config files to
build the kernel I found in Debian (see release stable = 1.1.2) it seems that
the 2.0.x kernels support loadable drivers (i.e., module) for the busmice, but I
could not find those for the busmice. You check uner /lib/modules/2.0.x/... I
Hope it helps,
P.S. If your kernel supports the Bus Mouse you see it at boot time
Try "dmesg | grep mouse"