(I'm guessing here)
Disconnect mouse, then:
startx -- -allowMouseOpenFail
> FVWM supports keyboard controls, so it can be used without a mouse.
> Is it possible to start XFree86 without a mouse, and how is it done
> if so? My attempts to just remove the pointer section from the config
> caused X to fail to start.
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