[lug] USB Mouse w/Debian

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 22 15:18:31 MST 2004

Well, here we go.  I was really hoping to get further than this before 
posting!  I'm trying to get X started and I'm getting an error about the 

(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
        No such device.
(EE) USB Mice: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "USB Mice"
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard1" handled by legacy driver
(WW) No core pointer registered
No core pointer
Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

I've tried a bunch of different things in the XF86Config-4 file, 
including cut and pastes from the Debian site.   Here is my last attempt:

    Identifier  "USB Mice"
    Driver "mouse"
#    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
#    Option "Device" "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
#    Option "Buttons" "5"

At this point I'm guessing it must not be related to the XF86Config 
file.  Maybe a missing kernel module?

pisces:/home/hodges# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
pcmcia_core            41408   0
es1371                 27840   0
gameport                1308   0  [es1371]
ac97_codec              9568   0  [es1371]
soundcore               3236   4  [es1371]
sg                     24452   0  (unused)
ide-scsi                7488   0
agpgart                29824   0
usbmouse                1760   0  (unused)
3c59x                  24648   1
nfsd                   42848   0  (unused)
keybdev                 1664   0  (unused)
usbkbd                  2848   0  (unused)
input                   3072   0  [usbmouse keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci               20708   0  (unused)
usbcore                48032   0  [usbmouse usbkbd usb-uhci]


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