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> Unresponsive Ps/2 Mouse In X, X can't initialize /dev/psaux
post Feb 26 2003, 06:35 PM
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Hi all.

Background: I installed a minimal Debian Linux 3.0 (X + sci apps + TeX) on my Compaq Presario 5304 (comes with a PS/2 mouse).

My problem: X can't initialize the mouse via /dev/psaux (standard PS/2 device file), unless I first issue a command such as "cat /dev/psaux", wiggle the mouse until I see characters on the screen (indicating the mouse responds), and then press Ctrl-C. Without this procedure, the mouse is not responsive in X.

I haven't had such mouse problems with Windows 98 (installed on another partition).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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post Feb 26 2003, 07:50 PM
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can you reconfigure the mouse and have it point to /dev/mouse instead
there has been problems with the ps/2 mouse and using /dev/psaux


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