[Novalug] Problem with XF86Config-4
sam1 at speakeasy.net
Tue Nov 21 11:11:04 EST 2006
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Matt Bidwell wrote:
> Sam Rosenfeld wrote:
> > On Mon, 20 Nov 2006, Matt Bidwell wrote:
> >> Sam Rosenfeld wrote:
> >>> I have tried to try all of Ted's suggestions but I haven't had any success
> >>> in finding out how to fix my XF86Config-4 so that I can run X and my mouse
> >>> program.
> >>> I am going to include a copy of the current /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and of
> >>> /var/log/XFree86.0.log
> >> <snip>
> >> Excuse me for comming in late. It looks like to me that you are
> >> referring to you mouse two different ways.
> >> Section "InputDevice"
> >> Identifier "Generic Mouse"
> >> &
> >> Section "ServerLayout"
> >> Identifier "Default Layout"
> >> Screen "Default Screen"
> >> InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
> >> InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
> >> Under server layout, you need to change it to "Generic Mouse" as it
> >> states in teh the InputDevice section. That's what the warning is about.
> >> Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
> >> Undefined InputDevice "Configured Mouse" referenced by ServerLayout
> >> "Default Layout".
> > Thanks for pointing out the inconsistency between the mouse parameters and
> > the layout. However, I still cannot use the mouse in the debian mode. I
> > can, though. use it in Knoppix livecd.
> > sam
> Well, let us all step back for a moment. If the problem only
> started after a kernel upgrade, and not and X upgrade, most
> likely it's not an X problem but a kernel problem.
> First, reboot into the old 2.4. kernel and make sure everything
> still works. Are you using a Debian distributed version of the
> Linux kernel or are you using one you have compiled yourself?
> You may have to compile one yourself to get it working. Also
> what kind of mouse are you using, USB, PS2 or maybe even AT?
I am using a PS2 mouse and a version of Debian (May 2005) that someone
else downloaded for me (before dsl). I erased all vestiges of the Linux
2.4 kernel, but still have the (three) Debian cdroms -- I think I can use
apt-get (or aptitude) to recapture my old kernel. Is there anything
tricky about the process?
Thanks for the help.
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