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Re: xdm and gpm conflict

> >    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.

It has a kludge to make it work with all types of busmice,
it echos all mouse moves to the fifo /dev/gpmdata, if started up using
-R . If you use /dev/gpmdata as mouse deivice and MouseSystems as
Protocol type XF86Config (_not_ the protocol of your mouse), it
works quite well.
I xould recommend to install this flag automatically if a busmouse or 
ps/2 mouse is used. Anyway, I haven't any problems with running
both xdm and gpm using a ps/2 mouse, but I'm running a completly
ELFified self-compiled debian system (though with the latest packages), so 
there might be major differences.


Helmut Geyer                                Helmut.Geyer@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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