x server can't find mouse?

michael philetus weller philetus at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 20 00:02:29 PST 2001


I just switched from slackware to debian, and after installing debian I
get the following error when I attempt to run startx:


> Fatal server error:

> Cannot open mouse (No such file or directory)


I checked my mouse settings in /etc/X11/XF86Config and they are still set
to:


> Protocol "IMPS/2"

> Device "/dev/mouse"


These are the settings i had in slackware, and everything was ok then.

Please let me know if you have any ideas where I could find help with this
problem.

Mike Weller



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