I just had an annoying problem on my linux PC: After moving the machine to a new desk, the mouse no longer worked. Linux saw the mouse, but /dev/mouse was broken, gpm died, and X couldn't start.
I of course searched for other people with this problem, but found none. Since I was able to resolve it, I will post this in the hope that in the future someone will find it useful.
The log messages you are searching for:
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13 gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(186) gpm: /dev/mouse: No such device modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13 gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(978) gpm: /dev/mouse: No such device
Other keywords: X won't boot, PS2.
How I fixed it: I unplugged the mouse, booted, told kudzu or whatever to remove the mouse config, then rebooted with the mouse plugged in and told kudzu to add the mouse. All fixed.Posted by jjwiseman at July 01, 2002 03:43 PM