[nSLUG] Follow-up (Debian, no X window)..got one mouse working -

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 19:17:58 ADT 2006

The USB mouse as a USB mouse with /dev/input/mice doesn't work. The
config blocks the auto launch of X window. It tries three times
monitor off/on, off/on, off/on then console. When I invoke


I get (among other text in the script)
"(EE) xf86 Open Service: Cannot open input device. No such device."

This box has two usb ports.  I've tried the usb mouse in both.

Might there be any clues in the initial start-up script? How can I
read this script? During execution it scrolls by so fast.



On 8/15/06, Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 06:19:01PM -0300, Robert Ashley wrote:
> >
> > I have two USB ports. Should I try removing the ps/2 adapter?
> Yes.
> Sorry I thought you were using a USB mouse as a USB mouse, instead of
> the old ps/2 adapter. If using USB then /dev/input/mice should work.
> --
> sg
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