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Re: X won't start [FC2->FC4]



On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 13:22 -0400, Don Levey wrote:
> I don't see this in any of the recent messages, nor in the release notes, so
> if this is an issue upgrading from FC2 (as opposed to an issue upgrading TO
> FC4) I'd be happy to know.  In particular, pointers to further info would be
> appreciated.
> 
> That said, the upgrade/install seemed to finish without errors.  However,
> upon restart X would not start for init level 5.  I am able to login and run
> via level 3 (to which it defaulted when level 5 failed).  I received errors
> for both the display, and the mouse.  Running the X config program failed to
> auto-detect, though the mouse was registered properly (until the next time).
> 
> The display error I seemed to get was (from /var/log/Xorg.0.log):
> "**) Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> (**) Mouse1: Device: "/dev/mouse"
> (**) Mouse1: Protocol: "ImPS/2"
> (**) Option "CorePointer"
> (**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
> 	No such file or directory.
> (EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
> (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
> ...
> No core pointer
> 
> Fatal server error:
> failed to initialize core devices"
> 
> There is indeed no file /dev/mouse.  There are two: mouse0 and mouse1.  The
> wiki at X.org says to rerun the X config program, but as above this doesn't
> seem to help.
> 
> At the moment I am hampered by the fact that the machine is at home and I am
> at work, so that while I have command-line access I do not have physical
> access until tonight.  Any suggestions on how I can test to see if the
> server will start correctly, remotely, would be welcome.  Yes, I know that I
> can
> set Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "1"  in my xorg.conf file - but there must
> be a better way.  In case this helps, this a Microsoft Tracball mouse.
> 
> My xorg.conf file has the following for the pointer:
> 	Section "InputDevice"
> 
> 	# Identifier and driver
> 
> 	    Identifier	"Mouse1"
> 	    Driver "mouse"
> 	    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
> 	    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
> 	    Option "Device"     "/dev/mouse"
> 
> Should I simply change the device from /dev/mouse to /dev/mouse1?  Can it
> really be that simple?
> 
> I can post other logs/config files if they would be of help.  Thanks in
> advance for any help,
>  -Don Levey
> 

Try /dev/input/mice.

Bob...


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