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Re: [vox-tech] I just installed deb - Problems with X
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Re: [vox-tech] I just installed deb - Problems with X



I have a /dev/mouse:

deb:/# ls -la /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           12 Oct  7 04:39 /dev/mouse ->
/dev/gpmdata
deb:/#

but it points to a file as opposed to a pipe.  When I did the install, it
asked about my mouse (its a ps/2 mouse, round connector) but it didn't seem
to configure correctly.

Jay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Foo Lim" <fwlim@ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2001 5:56 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] I just installed deb - Problems with X


> Well, is there a file /dev/mouse?  If there isn't there should be.  For my
> deb sys, it looks like this:
>
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 root            7 Jun 22 16:34 /dev/mouse -> gpmdata|
>
> which seems to be a named pipe (?).  Use the ln command as root:
>
> ln -s /dev/gpmdata /dev/mouse
>
> Strange why your install didn't set that up for you, unless you don't have
> gpm installed, in which case, you'll link the mouse to the serial port on
> /dev/ttyS[0-3], I think.
>
> Or there's something else that's wrong.
>
> FL
>
>
> On Sun, 7 Oct 2001, Jay Strauss wrote:
>
> > Howdy everyone,
> >
> > I just installed deb for the first time.  I did a network install.
> > Everything
> > seemed to go well, but I can't start X.
> >
> > Attached are 2 files, startx.out (which I did like "startx 2&>
startx.out")
> > and dmesg ("dmesg > dmesg.out).
> >
> > There is a message at the bottom of startx.out about the mouse, but the
> > mouse works on another machine.
> >
> > Help anyone?
> > Jay


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