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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:54 am    Post subject: Cannot open device /dev/psaux Reply with quote

(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
No such device or address.
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
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that's my problem in a nutshell.
/dev/psaux does exist, its linked to /dev/misc/psaux, which
I also tried specifying in XF86Config.

a `cat /proc/misc' shows an entry for psaux

the mouse is a simple 2 button job, "Keytronic" brand.

any ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Cannot open device /dev/psaux Reply with quote

gstrock wrote:
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux


Was it in during bootup? If you don't have a ps/2 mouse plugged in before bootup, it won't work.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Cannot open device /dev/psaux Reply with quote

lude wrote:
gstrock wrote:
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux


Was it in during bootup? If you don't have a ps/2 mouse plugged in before bootup, it won't work.


hmm.. the messages above came out of the
/var/log/XF86... log after doing a startx.
I suppose if its coming down to something obvious like having the mouse plugged in its starting to look like a hardware problem.

I just rebooted and checked via dmesg,
PS/2 is detected.

I've never had a ps/2 port go bad before. The mother board is only about 1 year old, an
Abit KG7-Lite. What's curious is that I've tried
2 other systems in this box, by swapping the
hard drives: redhat 7.2 and debian. They hang with mouse&keyboard dead, but get as far as displaying the initial graphical desktop (gnome + windowmaker). But I thought it was a problem with the ATI Rage Pro 128 graphics card not being recognized.

I've tried 3 different mice.

Hmm... a few more error messages from the
XFree86 log regarding the graphics card driver:
(II) R128(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) R128(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 4104)
(II) R128(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1280 x 5525
(II) R128(0): Direct rendering disabled
Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol drmR128TextureBlit from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
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other wise, I'm stumped on this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 8:18 am    Post subject: Solved: Re: Cannot open device /dev/psaux Reply with quote

gstrock wrote:
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
No such device or address.
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
=================================================
that's my problem in a nutshell.
/dev/psaux does exist, its linked to /dev/misc/psaux, which
I also tried specifying in XF86Config.

a `cat /proc/misc' shows an entry for psaux

the mouse is a simple 2 button job, "Keytronic" brand.

any ideas?


Turned out to be hardware. I tried a serial
mouse and that worked (more or less). I
probably hosed my PS2 connector when I had to remove the motherboard to install a Zalman fan, the one that mounts with 4 screws and has a dial for controlling fan speed.
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