Re: gpm and X and mouse
Yes, I wonder this too. I think current /etc/gpm.conf default is bad.
Here is background and solution.
gpm repeat data to /dev/gpmdata but in MS Mouse protocol in its
default setting. So if you set X mouse setting to read from
/dev/gpmdata with MS mouse protocol, it works. (Well not perfect,
it becomes 2 button mouse.)
Set in /etc/gpm.conf as:
and set X to read /dev/gpmdata with ps2 protocol.
Viola! it worked for me.
Someone needs to file wishlist for this. I think almost all Linux user
have 3 button ps2 mouse anyway.
On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 01:19:51PM -0700, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> I've tried to tell X to use the fifo /dev/gpmdata as its
> pointing device but it doesn't work. The mouse behaves fine
> under gpm (even cut&paste works) but is unuseable under X. The
> mouse cursor does move when I move the mouse, but in
> completely erratic and unpredictable ways. The only way I've
> got the mouse to work under X is to not use the gpm fifo, and
> to stop gpm before starting X. My mouse is a Logitech 3-button
> PS/2 type. -chris
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