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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

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.


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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