Mouse problem in X --- HELP!

Mouse problem in X --- HELP!

Post by Yung-chien L » Mon, 04 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Hello everyone,

I get "Warning: unable to get status of mouse fd (invalid argument)"
message when "startx".  Does anyone know what is it?  I can see the
mouse cursor but it just won't follow my movement.

It used to work the first time I put the Linux box on the machine.
I get this message after I recompiled the kernel to get the ATAPI
cdrom to work.  The message slways there even I repartition and
re-installed the Linux using the same procedures that I used first
time.  I've tried different kernels (1.2.8 to 1.3.5), XFree3.1.2,
and 3.1.1, message still there.  Please HELP me if you know why.
(or ANY suggestion)

The hardware: GW2000 P-120 with ATI Mach64 2MB and GW Vivitron17
              Adaptec 2940 SCSI with 2GB, 3c509 ethernet card.
              PS/2 style MS mouse.
I've install SLackware 2.3.0 with different kernels (1.2.8, 1.2.10,
1.2.11, 1.3.5).  The /dev/mouse is pointing to /dev/psaux.

Thanks for your time.



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