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hello all i migrated my sarge to Etch this week but now, unfortunatly, my mouse do not work anymore . Before, with Xfree86 it was working well and was detected ...
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    Angry Mouse do not work since upgrade from Debian Sarge to Etch (Xfree86config-4 to Xorg)


    hello all
    i migrated my sarge to Etch this week
    but now, unfortunatly, my mouse do not work anymore .
    Before, with Xfree86 it was working well and was detected as PS2 using /dev/psaux .
    My mouse is a PS2 MS mouse (2 buttons) . very classical .
    Now with Xorg mouse is also set as PS2 /dev/psaux but during Gdm launch it does not work :

    tail -20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    (**) Configured Mouse: Protocol: "PS/2"
    (**) Option "CorePointer"
    (**) Configured Mouse: Core Pointer
    (**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
    No such device.
    (EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
    (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
    (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
    (WW) No core pointer registered
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Generic Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    xkb_keycodes { include "xfree86+aliases(azerty)" };
    xkb_types { include "complete" };
    xkb_compatibility { include "complete" };
    xkb_symbols { include "pc(pc105)+fr" };
    xkb_geometry { include "pc(pc105)" };
    No core pointer

    Fatal server error:
    failed to initialize core devices

    I tried to use all different configs as /dev/input/mice , /dev/input/mouse0 & 1 etc ... PS2, ImPS/2 etc ...
    But no are working .
    Gdm do not want to start .
    the only time when Gdm started was when i choose /dev/ttyS0 and Auto or Microsoft but the cursor is not working when i use the mouse .

    here is the mouse found by the OS :
    dmesg | grep -i mouse
    input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1

    it is curious that the OS find a serial mouse

    thanks for your help

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    You might trying installing/running the little program mdetect. It is good at find mice and giving their name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83 View Post
    You might trying installing/running the little program mdetect. It is good at find mice and giving their name.
    hello
    thanks for the tips
    i performed that but without any success .

    mdetect (mdetect_0.5.2.1_i386.deb) does not detect anything

    moreover it is working for Xfree only . not for Xorg :
    mdetect --help
    mdetect: invalid option -- -
    Usage: mdetect [-hnrvox]
    -h display this help message and exit
    -n do not search for PnP (Plug 'n' Play) mice
    -r [not yet implemented]
    -v be verbose; re-use for increasing verbosity
    -o produce output appropriate for XFree86 3.x configuration
    -x produce output appropriate for XFree86 4.x configuration

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    You might want to run:
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    to correct the "Device" value of your mouse, after you verified which device it effectively uses:
    Code:
    cat /proc/bus/input/devices
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    cat /proc/bus/input/devices
    I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
    N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
    P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
    H: Handlers=kbd
    B: EV=120003
    B: KEY=4 2000000 3802078 f840d001 f2ffffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
    B: LED=7

    I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0005 Version=0000
    N: Name="ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
    P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
    H: Handlers=
    B: EV=7
    B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: REL=103

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    Quote Originally Posted by francky_35
    I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0005 Version=0000
    N: Name="ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
    P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
    H: Handlers=
    B: EV=7
    B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: REL=103
    No "handlers" for the mouse? Weird.

    Verify that the module "psmouse" is loaded:
    Code:
    modprobe psmouse
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    lsmod | grep psmouse
    psmouse 20232 0

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