Re: Frozen pointer on a TP T20
On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 11:19:04PM -0500, Tom Emerson wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > if you disable gpm before starting x, does the pointer still freeze
> > up?
> It turns out that something had changed /dev/mouse to point at
> /dev/gpm* (whatever) instead of /dev/psaux. Once I fixed that, all was
> good again.
Which is perfectly ok - There is something called the gpm "repeater"
which repeats the psaux or any mouse signals into /dev/gpmdata
which is a pipe. With this it is possible to run gpm and X parallel.
Sine somewhere in 2.1.xxx one can open /dev/psaux more than once
and you can stick gpm and X on /dev/psaux. Then you HAVE to
disable the gpm repeater function otherwise gpm will continue
to read from /dev/psaux when not on text console which will
lead X to have a frozen mousepointer.
> I probably should just change my XF86Config to refer to /dev/psaux
> instead of /dev/mouse.
Or change the link /dev/mouse to point to /dev/psaux ...
Florian Lohoff email@example.com +49-5201-669912
Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?