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Hello all, I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into a peculiar problem I've got after installing Mandrake 10.1 Community on a clean system. After the install and X ...
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    Mandrake 10.1 Community - /dev/mouse missing


    Hello all,

    I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into a peculiar problem
    I've got after installing Mandrake 10.1 Community on a clean system.
    After the install and X configuration, the mouse does not work in X11 -
    the pointer appears, but does not respond to the mouse movements.
    Upon investigation, the log indicates it can't open /dev/mouse - not
    unreasonable as /dev/mouse doesn't exist ( as I found out ).

    No problem, I thought - I'll symlink /dev/psaux to /dev/mouse, restart
    X - it all works fine. But...after a reboot, /dev/mouse is gone again.
    Of course, devfs controls that.

    Ok, I run drakmouse, set the mouse correctly, reboot - still no
    /dev/mouse. I copy /etc/devfs/conf.d/psaux.conf over the top of
    /etc/devfs/conf.d/mouse.conf - still doesn't work - /dev/mouse still
    missing after a reboot.

    I change XF86Config to refer to /dev/psaux, reboot -- the mouse works
    OK in X11.

    While this is a simple workaround, why is /dev/mouse not being created
    at boot-time ? Can anyone explain what's going on in devfs here ?

    PS I am using a Logitech Mouseman w wheel via a KVM - but I don't see
    what impact this should have, expeciially as the mouse was direct when I
    installled the system.

    Thanks for your time,

    aigplw

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    Re: Mandrake 10.1 Community - /dev/mouse missing

    the same thing on my box ... same os

    anybody? any ideas?

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    I think this was a problem with the Community Edition. I belive it's fixed in the newest release, which is 10.1 Official.

    Jeremy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    I think this was a problem with the Community Edition. I belive it's fixed in the newest release, which is 10.1 Official.

    Jeremy
    I updated everything ... but still no change ...

    any ideas how to fix it?

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    I don't, but I'll look around. In the mean time, anyone else...

    Jeremy
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    I am having the same problem. Did anyone ever figure out how to fix this?

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