Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17460
gpm oops() with usb mouse - X fails to start
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
If the system is configured to start X at boot it not only fails, but goes
into an endless loop of retrying. X remarks about gpm pid in /var/run and
gpm having been "mysteriously murdered", system pauses at tty1 then
retries X, again and again and again......
the gpm failure is: "oops() from gpm.c(968) \n /dev/mouse /n no such
The mouse is a Microsoft Optical USB. Problem may have to do with USB
setup, which is computer -> usb-switch-box -> monitor -> mouse. Probably
more usb hubs than system is used to seeing. (Works fine with windows
does this problem still happen in Red Hat Linux 7?
Okay, this isn't a gpm issue, its a mouse setup issue.
First, try running mouseconfig and then rebooting,
and if that don't work, then:
Check the value of /dev/mouse
(ls -l /dev/mouse)
See if it is pointing to /dev/input/mice,
if not, remove the symlink, if it is there,
ln -s /dev/input/mice /dev/mouse