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Re: Mouse problems

From: "Douwe Kiela" <virtus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 14:27:00 +0200

"Matthew Dillon" <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> :
> :"Matthew Dillon" <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> :>     /dev/sysmouse is used by moused.  If you are not running moused
> :>     /dev/sysmouse will not do anything.
> :>
> :>     I recommend simply configuring X to use /dev/psm0 directly (which
> :>     the PS/2 mouse device).  Then it should work.
> :I did that, also with several mouse protocols.. Still no luck. Oh and
> :is running..
>     You can't run moused *and* have X try to access the mouse directly.
>     There are a couple of things you can try.  First, don't unplug the
>     (1) reboot, do *NOT* start X, run moused manually and then run
>         'vidcontrol -m on' and see if the mouse works on the console
>     (2) reboot, do *NOT* start moused, then start X using /dev/psm0
>     An 'ls -la /dev/psm0' should yield device (21,1), make sure it does.
>     Also your dmesg should contain psm0 lines, grep for it.
Yay! It's fixed now... I did what you said and tried some more stuff and all
works fine now, thanks!
Is this already documented in the handbook or not? Perhaps it should also be
in the quick-start guide (I only had a look at that before I installed it).


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