Dear Debian support,
I have subscribed with mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org"
(but the return address for this email is also valid)
I'm installing release 2.2 r2
and I'm having trouble getting my mouse to work in the X windows system.
It is a microsoft mouse, connected to the COM1 serial port. I have editted the "/etc/X11/XF86Config" file with the "microsoft" protocol , and port "/dev/ttys0".
when I run startx it goes through the startup (svga16) the screen blanks, and then it halts with a message similar to "mouse error:could not open mouse (input/ouput)".
I have searched for detailed documentation, but cannot find any specifics.
I have had no mouse problems with more automatic dists such as mandrake and redhat, but I would like to get Debian up and running instead.
your support would be much appreciated
p.s (im new to linux)