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

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at uvlug.org
Wed Mar 9 12:00:13 MST 2005


Hans Fugal wrote:
> 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


mdetect says it detects /dev/psaux, so I changed it to that, and it 
works now.

Thanks.





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