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

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Tue Mar 8 08:06:49 MST 2005


On Mon,  7 Mar 2005 at 17:34 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> The file /dev/input/mice does exist.
> 
> debian:/dev/input# ll
> total 0
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 64 2004-09-18 05:52 event0
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 65 2004-09-18 05:52 event1
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 66 2004-09-18 05:52 event2
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 67 2004-09-18 05:52 event3
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13,  0 2004-09-18 05:52 js0
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13,  1 2004-09-18 05:52 js1
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13,  2 2004-09-18 05:52 js2
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13,  3 2004-09-18 05:52 js3
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 63 2004-09-18 05:52 mice
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 32 2004-09-18 05:52 mouse0
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 33 2004-09-18 05:52 mouse1
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 34 2004-09-18 05:52 mouse2
> crw-rw----  1 root root 13, 35 2004-09-18 05:52 mouse3
> 
> So what might be causing this issue?

Unless you're running devfs or udev, this doesn't mean that /dev/input/mice
actually exists as a device. /dev/input/mice is a HID thing, so you
might check that. If your mouse _isn't_ a usb HID device, try pointing
it to /dev/psaux


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