Re: Trivial programs =)
On Wed, Jul 22, 1998 at 04:42:37PM +0200, Anders Hammarquist wrote:
> >And what's up with gpm losing control of the mouse when
> >xdm/Xwindows is running? Is that the poor handling of the tty's mentioned
> >here earlier? Is that a kernel problem? Handled in the unstable kernel tree?
> Probably gpm and X not getting along when both are talking to /dev/mouse.
> I'll look in to this and see if I can figure something out.
There is an option to gpm (-R) which causes it to act as a repeater. The
idea is that it reads the mouse data and uses it when appropriate and
forwards the movements (in some other format IIRC - MouseSystems?) to
a device called /dev/gpmdata. On my Pentium box I have X configured to
read from this and since then have never had problems. X for SPARC Linux
doesn't appear to have a config file (not that I've hunted to hard) and
so this trick isn't possible. I tried to trick X with a symlink to
/dev/gpmdata but it doesn't support the VUIDGFORMAT ioctl.
I guess the best thing would be to add support for mouse systems (or whatever
the gpmdata format is) to X on Sparc.
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