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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for June 23, 2000

On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Petr Cech wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 23, 2000 at 05:15:04AM -0500 , BugScan reporter wrote:
> > Bug stamp-out list for Jun 23 05:12 (CST)

> > Package: gpm (debian/main)
> > Maintainer: Zephaniah E. Hull <warp@whitestar.soark.net>
> > [HELP] Fix needed. (RB)
> >   65962  gpm: mouse-test locks up keyboard completely
> >   65967  gpm: doesn't stop when switching to X
> fsck this one. critical??? use /dev/gpmdata with repeater

I have tried /dev/gpmdata, but found it wasn't an option, because
1) it doesn't seem to pass the mouses data correctly,
  a) moving the mouse in a circular fashion produces a series of
     displaced semi-circles, as if the driver were extrapolating my
     movements; the regular X driver gives nice round circles as it should be.
     (although gpm on console works just fine...)
  b) if I press the middle mouse button, it gets released automatically
     when I move the mouse, which is terrible with menus in the root window.
2) gpm/X worked correctly in slink and before, so anyone upgrading is
   going to get big trouble
3) nowhere in the X installation is mentioned that gpmdata _must_ be used
   when gpm is installed, which means that lots of people won't understand
   why their mouse isn't working on a new potato install.

I suspect both bugs have to do with the kernel, so I'm not sure where the fix
should go. And maybe some people can double-check these bugs to exclude any

  Anne Bezemer

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