Re (3): [debian-sparc] Re: XFree86 in Woody on sun4c.
Thanks for looking at the log and replying.
ea> Which protocol? Do you use gpm also?
Yes. A few messages back, Ben C. suggested
gpm. I attempted to configure it.
Aside from XFree86, I have no interest in gpm.
If XFree86 can work without it, that would
presumably be a more efficient configuration.
Can anyone tell me the "InputDevice" in
X11/XF86Config-4 for operation without gpm?
ea> ... this is what I use:
Thanks for the configuration. Will try it
later in the week.
Seems odd that debconf created two "InputDevice"
sections in XF86Config-4 when configuring xserver.
Is that a bug in debconf? In any case, it really
ea> What is the behaviour, apart from the log file?
Text flashes on the screen for a few milliseconds.
Then the screen goes black for 5 or 10 seconds.
(Polling for mouse?) Finally the contents of
XFree86.0.log appear on the screen and the bash
prompt comes back.
ea> Just do a 'ps aux' and
check that the gpm process is still here
ea> - that gpm actually works (move the mouse, try some clicks)
Yes. The mouse works as described in man gpm.
ea> - that the gpm repeater protocol and XFree input protocols
are the same
(sun for gpm and BusMouse for XFree are)
(sun ~ gpm) and (BusMouse ~ XFree) is completely
non-obvious for me. Is this documented anywhere?
Thanks for all your help.
Regards, Peter E.