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I have emerged kde and xorg-x11, but I still cannot startx if i try to run startx, the screen goes blank, and then i get Code: XIO: fatal IO error ...
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    X problem


    I have emerged kde and xorg-x11, but I still cannot startx
    if i try to run startx, the screen goes blank, and then i get
    Code:
    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer)
    I have run xorgconfig and set up a config file, so it should be working, shouldn't it?

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    Can you post some more of the error message?
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    wow, its really long, but here goes (my comp is also suffering from network problems, so i'll have to type this up)

    Code:
    Using vt 7
    Symbol drmGetClient from module /usr/lib/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.o is unresolved!
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
      No such files or directory
    (EE) Mouse1:cannt open input device
    (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
    No core pointer
    
    Fatal server error:
    failed to initialize core devices

    and then the block i posted earlier

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    1st and main problem is that your mouse section is not correctly done, so there is no core pointer, without that x cannot run. What type of mouse are you using? you should search the forums for xorg.conf mouse configurations and look for some answers by a user named adrenaline in the slackware forum, they work really well and he is good at setting up mice.

    But just tell us what your mouse is and what your current xorg.conf file has for your mouse setup, and we should be able to help you through it if you cannot find the other setup.
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    Its a very generic USB wireless mouse, dunno what brand.
    I will post my conf when I get home

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    mouse location under gentoo

    I believe Gentoo has the mouse under /dev/input/mice.

    try cat /dev/input/mice and move your mouse around, see if you get a bunch of garbage symbols on your screen.

    I am working through the same X problem, ill post a solution if i get one.

    This is with a 2005.0 fresh install on a dell 8200 laptop.

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    solution

    change the mouse location in your xorg.conf to /dev/input/mice

    this should fix your x problem.

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    My USB mouse (Logitech MX510) is under /dev/mouse. Might not be the case for you, depending on your motherboard.
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