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Re: Cursor Gets Stuck

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>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Borton <eric.borton@uc.edu> writes:

Eric> In reponse to a response, what is the gpm and how would this
Eric> affect the cursor?  I have a feeling it has something to do more
Eric> with how the monitor is set up.

gpm is mouse support for the console.  It grabs the mouse data and does
strange things to it.  To stop it, run (as root)
  /etc/init.d/gpm stop
To stop it permanently, "apt-get remove gpm".

You might be able to fix it by editing /etc/gpm.conf.  I have:

,----[ /etc/gpm.conf ]
| device=/dev/psaux
| responsiveness=
| repeat_type=raw
| type=ps2
| append=""

Then edit your XF86Config so that X uses /dev/gpmdata as the mouse device.

Eric> I am using black box and it is the firsttime I have seen it.
Eric> Basically, I see what looks like a samll title bar at the bottom
Eric> of my screen.  When I move the mouse, I see menus pop up but I can
Eric> not click the options since they are beyond the limits of where
Eric> the cursor can go.  Should this title bar or slit(blackbox) be on
Eric> the bottom?  I am new to the X-window environment so I don't know.

Yeah.  It's supposed to be there.  (It's only there for blackbox -- the
other wm's don't have it.)  I can't say that I've used blackbox much, so
I can't tell you what it is.  I think something to do with virtual
desktops or some such thing.

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