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Re: debian testing xorg fails on /dev/input/mice

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 03:21:39PM +0200, Jon Jahren wrote:
> Hi all
> I've just installed debian etch on my main computer, but I get an error
> when trying to start X, it tells me:
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
>             No such file or directory
> (EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
>  No core pointer
> And then goes on to give me a fatal error, and X doesn't start.
> What package would provide this driver for me? I have
> xserver-xorg-input-mouse and I also found this link:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2005/12/msg00552.html
> But no solution. 
> Any help greatly appreciated, thanks
> Regards
> Jon
Others may have better, more detailed advice but I just upgraded to
testing (etch) and learned that I had to run dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  This will give you an
opportunity to specify the mouse and the mouse dev.

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