Re: ailing gpm - tp380ED
On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 02:51:15AM +0200, Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 JParker@coinstar.com wrote:
> > G'Day !
> > 1) I do not use GNOME, but gpm and X do not mix. If you you run X do not
> > run gpm. Gpm is mouse driver/utilites for consoles (CLI) so it is not
> > needed unless you do a lot of work in your virtual consoles, like me ;-)
> That's simply not true. It is possible, and evan has some advantage, to
> run gpm and X together. You just have to enable repeater mode preferably
> by running gpmconfig and setting repeater mode to "msc".
> Then you can configure X to use /dev/gpmdata as a mouse device in
> /etc/X11/XF86Config like below:
I've been using Gnome and gpm for months without issues. It works perfectly with every X application I use. I didn't use gpmconfig either, I set it up using XF86Setup and here's my mouse section in XF86Config:
[I even copied that section over to emacs from a terminal window with the mouse]
I believe I've used gpmdata as the device before and it worked too.
My PC is a Dell Latitude CPx J series with both the touchpad and 'eraser head' style mice along with the PS2 interface to plug a regular mouse in. It all works perfectly.