Trying to get Gnome to run on Debian (Sarge) netinstall.

shadoi shadoi at
Tue Mar 8 11:31:02 MST 2005

Kenneth Burgener wrote:

> I installed the Debian (Sarge) netinstall, which has worked 
> wonderfully.   I now would like to get Gnome installed.  I did an 
> "apt-get install gnome" which said it needed a xserver so I installed 
> xserver-xfree86 with "apt-get install xserver-xfree86".  When I run 
> "startx" I get the following error:
> "(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
>         No such device.
> (EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
> No core pointer

I almost always use /dev/psaux, even for newer mice and USB mice.


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