Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811681
Bluetooth mouse stops working because of "device file is duplicate. Ignoring." from evdev
Last modified: 2012-04-19 21:38:27 EDT
Description of problem:
The bluetooth mouse will stop working, apparently at random. It does not recover. Not even restarting the bluetooth service, or disconnecting and reconnecting the mouse fixes it in X.
The interesting thing is that doing a "cat /dev/input/mouse1" works perfectly. The mouse events are visible to the kernel.
In the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file, there are these messages whenever the mouse connection is reset:
[100147.444] (II) config/udev: Adding input device lynx’s mouse (/dev/input/mouse1)
[100147.444] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[100147.444] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[100147.445] (II) config/udev: Adding input device lynx’s mouse (/dev/input/event13)
[100147.445] (**) lynx’s mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[100147.445] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'lynx’s mouse'
[100147.445] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[100147.445] (**) lynx’s mouse: always reports core events
[100147.445] (**) evdev: lynx’s mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event13"
[100147.445] (WW) evdev: lynx’s mouse: device file is duplicate. Ignoring.
[100147.454] (EE) PreInit returned 8 for "lynx’s mouse"
[100147.454] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
[100147.454] (II) Unloading evdev
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
full Xorg.log please.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 811534 ***