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Date:      Thu, 3 Oct 1996 15:20:55 +0200 (IST)
From:      Nadav Eiron <>
To:        Advanced Digital Research <>
Subject:   Re: more install problems
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On Thu, 3 Oct 1996, Advanced Digital Research wrote:

> I am still having problems with FreeBSD and my system and would
> appreciate any help the experts can provide.  I've already received some
> excellent suggestions to try but unfortunately none of them have
> resolved the problems I'm seeing.  I must have something setup wrong
> with the mouse due to the X error I'm receiveing, but I'm out of ideas
> at this point.
> 1.) Can not boot custom kernel.
> No matter what I try, I can ONLY boot the generic kernel as shipped,
> or the GENERIC kernel with the XSERVER option and psm0 device built in
> it.  I have tried starting with GENERIC and adding in the things I
> *think* I need, and I've tried starting with LINT and removing the
> things I *don't* think I need.
What things are those you *think* you need? The best thing to do is 
usually to start with GENERIC and add/remove stuff as needed.

> In both cases, the kernel builds without errors, but the system hangs
> immediately after echoing the text and data information.
> 2.) X will not run under the GENERIC kernel
> I am no longer getting system panics, however I do receive the following
> error:
> 	Fatal Server Error
> 	Cannot open mouse
> 	xinit: no such file or directory (errno 2): unexpected signal 13
> I have /dev/psm0 /dev/mse0 and /dev/mouse built in /dev.
Look in the XF86Config file, under the section "Pointer". Your X server 
may be looking for something else... I think that it also leaves some 
logs around that you may get more information from. I just don't remember 
where they would be, but / may be a good place to look for them (or 
perhaps ~root/ ?).


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