x server can't find mouse?

Z. Frazier zfrazier at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 20 18:56:03 PST 2001



this is true. i had a S.u.S.E box last year that the mouse wouldnt work
on. the solution was to disable gpm. after gpm was turned off, i
magically had a mouse again.

-zach

Zach Frazier
zfrazier at u.washington.edu

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Mike wrote:


> This is appearing to be an extra-debian issue. If you've got an X server

> running, you probably do not need to be running gpm. In fact, doing so

> may apparently break things. gpm works well for mouse support on the

> console, but while in X you can kill it (and spare yourself the memory).

>

> >From /etc/X11/XF86Config:

> ###################################

> Protocol "IMPS/2"

> Device "/dev/mouse"

>

> # added for wheel functionality

> ZAxisMapping 4 5

> Buttons 3

> ###################################

>

> % ls -l /dev/mouse

> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 8 1999 /dev/mouse -> psaux

>

> Since I have a PS/2 mouse here.

>

> ---------------------------

> -=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

>

> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001 at 14:33, C. Mills wrote:

>

> |I guess it depends if the symlink mouse->psaux exists, what kind of

> |mouse you have, if your using potato or woody, etc. I am using potato

> |with xfree86 3.3.6 on my computers at home with ps2 wheel mice. I am

> |also running gpm with imwheel set up.

> |Charlie

> |

> |On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Andrew Shinn wrote:

> |

> |> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 12:30:01AM -0800, C. Mills wrote:

> |> > Debian uses /dev/psaux

> |>

> |> Really? On by debian box the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file has the

> |> device set to /dev/mouse (which was the xf86config default), and it

> |> works just fine. Same stuff?

>

>

>




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