Re: gpm and X mouse conflicts
On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Mark Phillips wrote:
> >> When I try to run startx, it dies complaining that:
> >> Fatal server error:
> >> Cannot open mouse (Device or resource busy)
> >> I then kill gpm and startx works fine. How can I get both to work
> >> together? I could do this under slackware.
> >Read the man page for gpm. I think you want the -R option and some setup
> >in X to use /dev/gpmdata.
> I read man, and it seems that the -R option is designed primarily for
> bus-mice and I quote:
> "-R Causes gpm to act as a repeater: any mouse data
> received while in graphic mode will be produced on
> the fifo /dev/gpmdata in mouse-system protocol.
> This means that you can configure the X server to
> use that fifo as a mouse device. This option is
> useful for bus-mouse owners to override the single-
> open limitation. ..."
> But my mouse is a normal, MouseSystems compatible, serial mouse.
> Surely I shouldn't have to use the -R option? I didn't have to under
I suspect that slackware runs the daemon with the -R option and sets up X
to use /dev/gpmdata. Try it ;-)
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