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Bug#233933: mouse delays on start

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 07:10:25PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> I'm seeing delays on start; it seems related to this.  I have:
> Section "InputDevice"
> 	Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
> 	Driver          "mouse"
> 	Option          "CorePointer"
> 	Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
> 	Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
> 	Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
> 	Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> EndSection
> /dev/psaux has nothing attached; the system has no mouse (but for some
> strange reason, X demands to have a bogus mouse configured anyway).
> This didn't happen before the major X upgrade (4.2?).

The mouse driver was rewritten for 4.3 to try and autodetect mice.

> I worked around this by just pointing Device at a file that doesn't exist.

Another technique would be to remove all InputDevice sections that use
the "mouse" driver from your XF86Config-4 file, and adjust xinitrc and
your display manager configs to start the XFree86 X server with the
"-allowMouseOpenFail" option.  See XFree86(1x).

G. Branden Robinson                |
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