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Re: Trouble starting X [Was:Re: more info]

On 27 July 2005, Kent West wrote:

> <snip>

> > [EE] xf860 penserial: cannot open device /dev/input/mice    no such
> > device
> > [EE] configured mouse: cannot open input device
> > [EE] PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
> >
> > I have a 5$ optical mouse that is made by MicroInnovations (or maybe
> > there's a space in there).  It connects to my ps/2 connector.

> Try running "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" and selecting ps2 as your
> mouse type when you get to that question.

This only works, if he hasn't changed XF86Config-4 manually!!!

If you have changed this config file (this is absolutly allowed
in Debian!), you will find a comment at the beginning of
this file, how you can reset this, so you can again use
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86. (BTW: It then asks you
the same questions, as it did, when you have had installed

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