Xorg mouse and massive error log messages problems

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 00:44:05 PST 2009

Fbsd1 wrote:
> Just installed Xorg package from parkages-current hoping to get 
> environment containing all the fixes. Still have the no mouse curser 
> movement on xfce desktop.
> Adding
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "Off"
> statement to ServerLayout section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> got the mouse curser moving.
> But I still get the the mouse error messages in the X11 log.
> {EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psm0 Device busy.
> (EE) PS/2 Mouse: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "PS/2 Mouse"
> (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed
> Is there some other correct solution?
> I am receiving massive flooding of the Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" 
> with the follow messages
> Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
> Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0"
> I found a post in the questions archives where the person was saying 
> these messages are meaningless and can be ignored. It's not a problem 
> the ignore them, but my log get massive in size and consumes my free 
> disk space. I know i can configure to rotate the log at a given size. 
> But that is not the solution. I need to know how to stop these 
> messages from being issued in the first place.
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Under xorg 7.4 you need to gave both dbus and hald running... as to the 
error message there is not much you can do until every X app is upgraded 
to support 7.4

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