Just booted up my comp this morning, and as is wont with dumb machines, it decided not to work as expected.
On boot, everything is cool. Get all my bootup messages, no errors. Then, Nvidia splash comes up, and I get kicked to a black screen.
I can't exit, I can't kill xorg, I can't switch to another terminal. So, I stuck the boot cd in, had a gander at my Xorg logs, and the problem is due to a lack of a core pointer device.
At the moment it's set to '/dev/usbmouse' which was fine until this morning?! Now, when I manually mount the disc and look at /dev, there are only 3 devices: zero, null and console (they're pink, btw).
So, have my devices dissappeared, or do they normally not get created until bootup or something?
I don't recall changing any mouse settings or anything last night, tho I did install nvu and the newest gaim from source (makepkg).
Does anybody have any ideas about this? Oh, one other thing: there is a chance that I didn't run lilo immediately after I installed Udev, but I did run lilo yesterday. If I didn't reboot until this morn, could it be my udev settings that are fecked?
Much appreciate any ideas, what an annoying problem!!
Try starting udev manually with udevstart.
Check your /etc/udev/permissions.d/udev.permissions.
Did you remember to add a kernel option not to use DevFS to your lilo.conf?
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How can I manually start udev without any sort of console access? Or do you mean when I'm logged in from the boot CD?
Yeh I'm sure my lilo.conf was correct, I checked it last night before I ran lilo.
I'll try and get the log file and post it.
i checked the new udev.rules and i couldn't find /dev/usbmouse in there,
try /dev/input/mice instead in xorg.conf
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Sorted me right out.