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Re: ailing gpm - tp380ED

G'Day !

Perhaps I was using an old GPM library .... A couple of years ago back when I upgraded to XF86 3.x,  GPM and X conflicted.  I always had to kill the GPM demaon, before starting X.

I guess this was fixed.

Jim Parker

Sailboat racing is not a matter of life and death ....  It is far more important than that !!!

"Jeff Coppock" <jcoppock@nortelnetworks.com>

03/29/01 09:11 AM

        To:        Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.shuttle.de>
        cc:        debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
        Subject:        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:

Section "Pointer"
  Protocol        "Microsoft"
  Device          "/dev/mouse"
  BaudRate        1200
  Emulate3Timeout 50
  Resolution      100
  Buttons         3

[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.


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