Re: kernel 2.2.14 and PS/2 mice
I have always just killed gpm from the init scripts, because gpm and X
have never gotten along on my system. Also a ps/2. Its stupid, and
dselect loves to reinstall the scripts, so that my mouse will either die
as soon as dselect starts configuring stuff, or will go all crazy.
On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Debian Linux User Gary L. Dolan wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 08:22:38AM -1000, Jason Christensen wrote:
> > I have no problems with a PS/2 mouse & 2.2.14.
> > On 10 Mar 2000, Joachim Trinkwitz wrote:
> > > The boot messages tell me that a PS/2 mouse port is found, but the
> > > cursor doesn't follow the mouse at all.
> > Under what circumstances are you talking about, X or console? If you're
> > talking about the console, make sure you're running gpm.
> > >
> > > Is there a trick, some other kernel options as in older kernels ...?
> > >
> > No trick for me. You may want to review your kernel configuration. It's
> > possible that your old config file has some slight differences to configs
> > for 2.2.14 regarding PS/2 mice.
> I have the same problem, in the x console. I thought perhaps it
> might be XF86 3.3.6 that is the problem. I re-compiled kernel 2.2.14,
> and the problem persists. Basically, the ps2 mouse is frozen in
> the x window; i.e., it reacts much like the old bus mouse problem.
> So now I kill gpm when invoking x, then use
> startx gpm -R -m /dev/psaux -t ps2
> and the mouse works fine in x.
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