Re: Mouse on console
Deboo Geek wrote:
>On 4/30/05, Kent West <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Deboo Geek wrote:
>>>My mouse works fine under X, as a 2 button mouse. It has a trackball
>>>which doesn't work, whichever mouse I select. IT is a cheap mouse. I
>>>have tried using many protocols to make it work under gpm but failed.
>>>Is there a way to make it work, atleast as a 2 button mouse on
>>If serial (PS/2), do you get garbage when you type "cat /dev/ttySx"
>>(where x=0-3, or "cat /dev/psaux" for PS2) and move the mouse?
>It's a Serial mouse attached to Com 1 or ttyS0 and yes, I do get
>garbage when moving the mouse on console, doing a cat /dev/ttyS0.
Okay, this means the device file is working, and the system "sees" your
mouse. That's good.
>I mean instead of the middle button it has a ball, which you use to
>move the page up and down in apps. Srry, it's called the wheel.
Ah, okay; now that makes sense.
>I just reconfigured but even doing a /etc/init.d/gpm start gives no
>output nor does the mouse cursor show up on console. Doing a ps
>-ef|grep gpm shws nothing either.
What's the content of /etc/gpm.conf?
You are doing this outside of X, right? Not just in a terminal window
from within X?
(CC:ing this to you, as I vaguely remember you asking such, although I
could be confusing you with someone else, so sorry if I'm
inappropriately CC:ing you.)