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gpm screwing up X

Greetings:  God bless you.

I got snagged by the default installation of gpm on one the two
SS20s on which I installed potato/sparc today:  X would not
come up, as in
http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-sparc-0004/msg00131.html ,
with a fix offered in
http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-sparc-0004/msg00133.html .

I did this, and it still would not work, until I deleted, by hand,
since dselect purge did not, /dev/gpmdata and /etc/gpm.conf.
Then, after exiting X, I saw:
"Cannot open /dev/gpmdata, error 2. Trying /dev/sunmouse".

I suppose I could make it look directly for /dev/sunmouse,
if I knew what configuration file it's using.  I looked
for it in /etc/X11/XF86Config, but that file doesn't exit,
even though there is a link to it:
# ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
.... /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config -> /etc/X11/XF86Config

I'm considering filing a wishlist BR so that gpm is not
selected by default during installation.
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