Re: X and window managers
Well, I'm glad it's not only me that's having this problem. I got X
installed, as well as gnome, sawfish, and enlightenment; (Just for kicks)
and even got gdm configured, but I'm having the same problem with the mouse
as you are. I haven't tried any other driver, as of yet, than the ps/2 that
comes with X - but I did notice a peculiarity, in that the first time I
rebooted after the install, the mouse acted as erratically with gpm on the
console as it did in X - but after another reboot, it seems (for now, at
least) to work o.k. under gpm at the console. As I'm able to use the
machine's CLI for most of the tinkering I'd intended to do, this is
acceptable to me - but I'd like to have X, if anything, just to say that
it's done. For now, though, unless someone comes up with a known
resolution, I'll just stick with the command line.
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg MATTHEWS <G.Matthews@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 7:45 AM
Subject: X and window managers
> well... i finally got around to having another crack at getting X working
> some qualified success this time.
> update-menu is not necessarily required if you dont use twm. for instance
> icewm doesnt use it during configuration therefore the bus error wasnt a
> problem. (see earlier mail re compiling menu from source problem).
> however - altho gpm works fine (once i put in a repeat value of around 50)
> mouse in X doesnt work well at all. jumps all over the place. i'm using
> XF86config that came zipped up (XF86Config.indy.gz?) in one of the
> directories. the pointer is config'ed to be a psaux just as it is in gpm.
> it looks like the wrong driver is in place for the mouse (have observed
> similar behaviour whilst config'ing i386). has anyone got the solution for
> this? i've not really config'ed X from scratch before having usually
> with a helper app and then fine tuning.
> any help is much appreciated...
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