Re: Very slim Desktop Manager
On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:11:12 -0600
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/17/08 21:44, s. keeling wrote:
> > Micha <email@example.com>:
> >> I have to admit that even in X I have several consoles always open as
> >> they can make things work a lot better. I don't switch to the console for
> >> two reasons, I do use some X apps (I prefer to browse with firefox, and
> >> even that is not always enough due to badly written pages) and the second
> >> is that I like mouse copy/paste and I don't feel like setting up the mouse
> >> for the console.
> > Not to mention, gpm config is a black art. I have no clue how to gpm
> > my mouse, and haven't for years.
> The Shame, oh The Shame!
> > I knew how long ago, but gpm is not
> > easy these days.
> Time to install Vista...
Wouldn't do it if my life depended on it ;-)
> > What protocol does a three button, serial, logitech
> > mouse use? None of what I've tried work. M/N:M-M35?
I played with it at the time but I still have the trauma of trying to properly
configure gpm to work with the touch pad and an external mouse and make all
this cooperate with X while keeping the scrolling feature of synaptic in X and
allow the external mouse to be hotplugable.
I guess I'm scared of trying to integrate the previous with a bluetooth
> $ apt-cache show mdetect
> Package: mdetect
> Priority: optional
> Section: utils
> Installed-Size: 40
> Maintainer: Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Architecture: i386
> Version: 0.5.2.1
> Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1)
> Filename: pool/main/m/mdetect/mdetect_0.5.2.1_i386.deb
> Size: 16516
> MD5sum: 0efa44bd926f8d9782b601c3cc8ab20d
> SHA1: fe27a7d522abece6f6fdb1b7bb84fd77c2df08a4
> SHA256: 97d50dd128e444c98aae7e118c03c878df4ff7aa7414048af7fb0b930ba3e702
> Description: mouse device autodetection tool
> mdetect is a tool for autoconfiguring mice; it is typically used
> as the
> backend to some user-friendly frontend code. mdetect writes the
> mouse device and protocol (as used by gpm) to standard output. It
> can be
> invoked so as to produce output appropriate for XFree86 X server
> configuration files.