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Date:      Fri, 18 May 2012 07:49:39 -0400
From:      "J. W. Ballantine" <>
Subject:   Mouse stopped working in X
Message-ID:  <>

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Before the update of x11 on 4/21/2012, X was working fine, but now
when I startx, my usb and touchpad mouse are no longer found.  The 
mouse works in terminal mode, and hald and dbus are started in

I rebuilt x11, but that had no effect, any ideas on what I might
do to get the mouse working again?

Here is the tail of the Xorg log.

(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "base"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) config/hal: Adding input device PS/2 Mouse
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input/
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.7.1
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
(WW) PS/2 Mouse: No Device specified, looking for one...
(II) PS/2 Mouse: Setting Device option to "/dev/psm0"
(--) PS/2 Mouse: Device: "/dev/psm0"
(==) PS/2 Mouse: Protocol: "Auto"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psm0"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psm0
	Device busy.
(EE) PS/2 Mouse: cannot open input device
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
(EE) PreInit returned NULL for "PS/2 Mouse"
(EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed (8)
(II) UnloadModule: "kbd"


Jim Ballantine

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