Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70392
Mouse died during X configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:03 EDT
Description of problem:
When configuring X during install of limbo2, I was testing different
resolutions. After the second test, the mouse was dead. I was able to proceed
with the install using tab keys.
After reboot, the X server would not start:
(EE) xf860OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
No such device or address
(EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
No core pointer
I thought this was worth reproducing, so I redid the install. This time the
mouse froze during the first test (when I went to click on the OK during the
ten second countdown).
I then redid the entire install for the third time, but did not do any X tests,
and everything went fine. After Gnome started up, I was not happy with the low
resolution, so I ran redhat-config-xfree86 and the mouse died yet again and I
cannot start X (no core pointer).
Well, at least I am exercising the installer ;)
What video/mouse hardware are we looking at here?
ATI Mach64 3D Rage IIC video card
Logitech 3-button PS/2 mouse
I installed yet again, but saved my XF86config before and after changing
resolutions. I tried to create attachments, but Bugzilla is crapping out on
me. Is there a particular section of either file that you would like me to
I have found that once the mouse is dead, reinstating a known good XF86config
and restarting X is not sufficient to get it back. Rebooting does recover the
mouse, even with what was a suspect XF86config. So at this point, I don't think
it is XF86config related, but instead some problem with /dev/psaux. Any clues
on how to debug this further?
Sorry, but this is most likely a hardware issue. I had recently moved my
computer and added and PS/2 extension cable to the mouse. When I plug the mouse
into the kvm box directly without the extension cable, all is well.
Not sure why the extension cable works fine with the other two computers on the
same KVM (RH 7.2 and Windows ME)?
KVMs are known to do wierd voodoo :)