[lug] USB Mouse w/Debian

Stephen Queen svq at peakpeak.com
Thu Jan 22 15:53:20 MST 2004

Gary Hodges wrote:

> 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 mouse.
> (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?
> .

Not to be insulting, but in your

Section "ServerLayout"

do you have a line that says

InputDevice   "USB Mice" "CorePointer"


If you do, try getting rid of the space between USB and Mice (That looks 
so Windows Like anyway).


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