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Re: xdm and gpm conflict

On Mon, 28 Aug 1995 09:40:54 -0500 (CDT), david@rem.ods.com (David Engel) said:

>> Make sure you have both gpm and X using the ttyS* device to access
>> your mouse.  They won't coexist using cua* or any flavor of bus
>> mouse.
>> I've got a bus mouse -- that seems like a strange restriction.
> I don't know all of the details, but it has to do with the way
> processes can share ttyS* devices and not the others.  If you have a
> bus mouse, you'll need to check the gpm documentation thoroughly.  I
> think there's a way you can have X receive mouse events from gpm,
> but I don't know how well, or even if, it works.

FWIW, I have a serial mouse and am experiencing the same problems as
Raul.  So is this a problem with the postinsts of gpm, xdm, or both?


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