(Breezy) X.org and /dev/input/mice

Stephen R Laniel steve at laniels.org
Thu Jul 14 10:57:29 UTC 2005

X.org is failing to start because /dev/input/mice doesn't
exist. I looked in /dev/input, and I've got

event0 event1 event2 event3 mouse0 mouse1 ts0 ts1

Those mouse* devices are only there, it turns out, because I
had the mousedev module loaded. If I change the line in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf from

	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mouse0"

, X.org starts but gives me an immobile mouse. So that's not
the right approach.

Everything seemed to be working fine as of last night, and
I've not upgraded since then. What's the right way to get
the mouse working?

For what it's worth, my (apt-show-versions) list of
installed xserver packages is below.

xserver-xorg-input-kbd/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-xorg/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-xorg-dbg/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-xorg-core/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-common/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-xorg-driver-ati/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36
xserver-xorg-input-mouse/unknown uptodate 6.8.2-36

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at laniels.org
+(617) 308-5571
PGP key: http://laniels.org/slaniel.key
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