Was it John Madden who wrote on Monday 11 March 2002 15:41:
>> I installed a fresh Debian install (used a potato boot cd and apt-get
> for everything bar the main install stuff) yesterday. I used apt-get
> for xserver-xfree86 and anything else it needed to install.
>> My problem is that X starts but I've no mouse or keyboard in it. Both
> startx and xinit give the same problem, so I doubt it's with either
> gnome or my window manager.
>> Using X4.1.0 with PS2 mouse and keyboard. Has anyone seen this before,
> or preferably solved it? Relevant bits from XF86Config-4 below.
1. X is actually reading XF86Config-4, and not XF86Config.
2. Your mouse works (/dev/psaux exists, KERNEL has ps/2 meece enabled)
3. You're using the correct protocol. There are intellimouse protocols, AFAIK
4. Try dd if=/dev/psaux of=file bs=100 count=1 from a console; type the line,
start moving the mouse in circles, and press return. If you get a file, the
kernel sees it. IIRC, you can write to it as well with dd.
5. I THINK you have to tell X what keyboard and mouse to use in the new '-4'
protocol - you certainly do with the card. Is that bit kosher? If in doubt,
hide XF86Config-4, generate an XF86Config, and put it there. X should run on
that, and you're probably more familiar with it.
I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong in the above.
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