debian upgrade / fatal server error: failed to initialize core devices

David Nusinow dnusinow at
Tue May 8 18:20:08 PDT 2007

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 09:57:12AM -0400, Michael Friendly wrote:
> But after a reboot I still get:
> euclid % grep '(EE)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (EE) AIGLX: DRI module not loaded
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
> (EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
> I *do* have /dev/input/mice, as well as several others:
> euclid: /etc/X11 % ls /dev/input
> event0  event2  js0  js2  mice    mouse1  mouse3
> event1  event3  js1  js3  mouse0  mouse2

I'm not really sure what's going on. Can you send the output of 'ls -l
/dev/input/mice'? Also, do you have the psmouse kernel module loaded? And
is udev installed and running? That's about all I can think of off the top
of my head, but I'll look deeper in to it.

 - David Nusinow

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