You are right I don't have any mouse use when I am in normal test mode. I see no
white block or anything when I move my mouse. So, I tried to run gmpconfig as root
and it wasn't there. I searched in dselect but it wasn't listed. I found it listed
under the directory, under "Console utilities." I ran dpkg --status gmp and got the
Status: purge ok not-installed
I tried to find oldlibs but don't know where it is or how to get there. I have the
Official 2.0 disks.
Can anyone help me configure my mouse?
Richard Hall wrote:
> That grey screen with the 'X' is an X session starting up. The 'X' is
> your mouse cursor. The fact that it is active is encouraging, and it
> seems to me that when you've gotten that far, your graphics card settings
> are correct, though maybe not optimal. 'Ctrl-Alt-Backspace' should get
> you out of the X session when you see that grey screen.
> Anyway, your mouse is obviously not configured properly if it is jerky
> like you describe. You've probably chosen the wrong protocol. I went
> through that recently with a PS/2 bus mouse. Does your mouse work under
> gpm before you try to run X? You should see a white block appear when you
> move the mouse on a plain console screen, and you should be able to cut
> and paste with it too. The program 'gpmconfig' will let you change your
> mouse settings until you find something that works, or you can edit
> /etc/gpm.conf manually. I'd try to get it working under gpm before
> tackling X.
> Good luck.
> Richard Hall
> Network Services
> University of Tennessee
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