of mice and MAKEDEV

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Mar 27 17:25:16 PST 2001


Well, you actually don't have to do anything to the devices.  Just tell X to
use /dev/psmouse which is made in the normal lfs.  Just edit the
/etc/XF86Config file.
  -- Bruce

Daniel Gryniewicz wrote:
> 
> I just did
> /dev/MAKEDEV mouse
> which made /dev/{logimouse psmouse msmouse atimouse jmouse js0 js1}
> 
> Daniel
> 
> > Ok, having just installed X 4.0.2 I couldn't run it out-of-the-box because
> > my mouse (usually located at /dev/mouse, a symlink to /dev/psaux) had not
> > been created by MAKEDEV.
> > There are two solutions: the latter of which worked for me:
> >
> > 1) Run `/dev/MAKEDEV busmice'
> > on my machine this just made msmouse, psmouse and a few others that didn't
> > work...
> >
> > 2) Run `mknod /dev/psaux c 10 1'
> > I think this is guaranteed (?) to work...
> >
> > Just so y'all know...

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