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    Need to install a mouse


    My X Server keeps crashing because it can't find a mouse. I need to install my mouse in the default /dev/mouse location so that I can configure X to run. I have reinstalled SUSE 10.0 twice just to correct the problem of my pointer device causing my X server to fail. So unless someone can tell me how to figure out where a device is installed, I would like some direction on how to install a mouse or where I can get a tutorial on how to do it.

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    Dunno about SUSE but in OpenBSD you can get the device by:
    Code:
    # dmesg | grep mouse
    It might not give the device in Linux but it might give a hint. You could also try these common device-files for mouse:
    • /dev/mouse0
    • /dev/input/mice
    • /dev/input/mouse0
    • /dev/psaux

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    what do you have in your xorg.conf file for input devices?

    Please post.

    also you could try plugging and unplugging your mouse and then checking dmesg.

    Code:
     dmesg | grep mouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by nalg0rath
    Dunno about SUSE but in OpenBSD you can get the device by:
    Code:
    # dmesg | grep mouse
    It might not give the device in Linux but it might give a hint. You could also try these common device-files for mouse:
    • /dev/mouse0
    • /dev/input/mice
    • /dev/input/mouse0
    • /dev/psaux

    Thanks for the advice, it was in /dev/input/mouse0. the command you gave unforunately just identifies that the mouse is a PS2 mouse and didn't give me any information I could use.

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