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Re: X11 and mouse

> I have bought a Debian Linux before Christmas (a CD-ROM in the "Dream"
> magazine) and I would like to have all the X11 features working
> properly. So here is a brief description of my problem :
> When "startx" is not launched, I can define with "gpm" a mouse on device
> "/dev/mouse". In this case, a pointer appears on the screen and words
> can be selected with the mouse. But when I launch "startx" using for
> instance "fvwm2" the environment seems OK, but the pointer of the mouse
> is strongly attracted to the lower left corner of the screen! It is
> completely impossible to move the pointer of the mouse out of this corner.
The first thing to try is to kill gpm (gpm -k) prior to launching startx.
Although I personally havnen't had any difficulties between them, I
understand that gpm and X don't always get along.

> In the XF86Config file in the /etc/X11 directory, I have these lines :
> Section "Pointer"
>    Protocol        "Microsoft"
>    Device          "/dev/mouse"
>    BaudRate        1200
>    Emulate3Timeout 50
>    SampleRate      0
> EndSection

Assuming that the prior suggestion doesn't help, I'd try specifying some
other mouse protocols.  Do a "man XF86Config" to see what the other valid
options are.

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