Subject: two X troubles
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael W . Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/2003 14:24:41
I am having two problems with my new Jornada, which neither the man
pages nor Google seems to know anything about.
1) My goal is to run X as a regular user. When I run startx as a
regular user, I get errors:
/dev/wsmouse0: Permission denied
/dev/wsmouse1: Permission denied
/dev/wsmouse2: Permission denied
use RAW XT keyboard, /dev/ttyE0
Fatal server error:
Can't open pointer device
X runs when I am root, however.
My first thought is that I needed more generous permissions on
/dev/wsmouse. I could give everyone read permissions, but write
permissions simply don't take on these devices. This was rather
I tried using xdm at boot, from rc.conf, but the console simply locked
up. I thought that xdm might be on another virtual console, but it
appears that the ctrl-alt-pseudofunctionkey part of wscons doesn't
work with hpcarm.
Any suggestions on how to best run X as a regular user?
2) keyboard and X
When I get X/twm up and running as root, and get an xterm firing, I
can't actually type anything. Most keys have no effect, but a few
make the occasional backslash or other symbol appear. I've found
several keycap files in the archives, and tried them by putting
in my .xinitrc, with no success.
Anyone have any suggestions on what to try next, or what could be wrong?
Thanks for any hints,
Michael Lucas mwlucas@FreeBSD.org, mwlucas@BlackHelicopters.org
Absolute BSD: http://www.AbsoluteBSD.com/