consolation -- an alternative to gpm
I like to announce consolation, a gpm replacement.
Consolation is a daemon that provides pointer support to the Linux
console for copy/pasting text.
Consolation is based on the libinput library and supports all pointer
devices (mice, touchpads, touchscreens, etc.) and settings supported by
One motivation for this is that the gpm code base is considered
unmaintainable and do not handle well clickpads and current touchpads.
For the time being, consolation homepage is:
Unfortunately jessie libinput is too old, you need testing/sid.
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Imagine a large red swirl here.