Re: X Won't Start
On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 21:13:24 -0600, Kent West wrote:
>Mark Healey wrote:
>>On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:40:59 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
>>>Mark Healey wrote:
>>>>I previously posted this under a different subject heading and got no response so
>>>>My X won't work with the default installation. When I boot it tries
>>>>to start it and after several attempts I get a message telling me to
>>>>look at the log followed by one asking if I want to try automatic
>>>>configuration. I did that and nothing changed.
>>>>Someone Suggested that I boot knoppix and copy /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
>>>>from there to my hd and reboot. I did that. X started but with no
>>>>mouse movement. Just a cursor.
>>>>I have no idea where to go from here.
>>>Sure you do. Go with the Knoppix XF86Config-4 and change the pointer
>>>section until the mouse works.
>>That would require that I understand it.
>Get out of X11 to a plain text screen.
Since X won't start that isn't a problem.
Move the mouse. Do you see a
>white cursor block moving around on the screen?
If you do, then you have
>gpm installed/running. If not, then no gpm.
>In /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 there'll be a device section that looks
>something like this:
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Device" "/dev/gpmdata"
> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Appearantly I have no gpm. I was surprised when I had no text mode
mouse but figured that it was something I could use.
Is this somethihg I might be able to install?
>(On Knoppix, it's likely to be much more complex; you can simplify it by
>deleting any lines that begin with a # sign.)
>If you have gpm running, the "Device" line should be "/dev/gpmdata" AND
>the "repeat=" line in /etc/gpm.conf needs to be "raw"; if you don't have
>gpm running, the "Device" line should be something like
>"/dev/input/mice" or "/dev/psaux" or "/dev/serial" or "/dev/ttyS0" --
>you'll have to get this right.
>If you have a relatively recent standard mouse with a wheel, the
>protocol is almost certainly "ImPS/2". If you're running gpm, the
>"type=" line in /etc/gpm.conf needs to match (the match for "ImPS/2" in
>XF86Config-4 is "imps2" in gpm.conf).
>I've always found it easier to get the mouse working in console with gpm
>first (no need to keep restarting X for testing - just "gpmconfig").
>That'll tell you the proper device and protocol, and you can then easily
>tweak "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" to point to /dev/gpmdata and to
>use the correct protocol.
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