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Gaaaah! And geeky fun stuff

First, the Gaaaah! Updated my Red Hat 9 system to Fedora Core 2 a couple nights ago. It works, buuuuuuut.....

...it won't start X if I boot from the newest Fedora kernel. It says it can't locate the mouse--even when I use a generic PS/2 mouse, a USB mouse, and a serial mouse. The mouse is configured right (I've run the configuration several times), and the mouse works fine in console mode. It also works fine when I boot using the earlier kernel from the RedHat 9 install. The X error log complains it can't open /dev/psaux, even though the correct file is in /dev. Anyone know what gives?

And the geeky fun stuff: An archived screen capture of Google's main search engine page, circa 1960.


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Jul. 26th, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
Idiot Question
Is it possible that the new kernal somehow doesn't have sufficient rights to /dev/psaux?

I dunno. Just a thought.
Jul. 27th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Idiot Question
Interesting idea, but I booted the 2.6 kernel and checked the permissions were correct on /dev/psaux, which they were.

So I just removed references to /dev/psaux from the X configuration file, and damn, it worked. Beats me....
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