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Re: gpm as repeater for X11

On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 05:25:01PM +0200, Christian Hammers wrote
> Hi
> What causes the following error? 
> I'm using the frozen (potato) distribution. GPM is configured as
> repeater and "ps fax" shows me that it's running as "-Rmsc" mouse
> works on console. Whenever I try to start X as user or root I get:
> Warning: /dev/gpmdata unable to get status of mouse fd (Invalid argument)
> and X stops. In X I configured Protocol "MouseSystems" and Device 
> "/dev/gpmdata". When using "PS/2" on "/dev/psaux" the mouse does not move
> at all (but at least X starts).
> I read something in the SuSE Support databse and turned "PNP BIOS INSTALLED"
> off in my BIOS. I find no Option there telling something about "PS/2 support
> on/off".

I get the same message in Slink but X runs fine; I expect it's
just a sign that you're using a FIFO instead of a device, so
some ioctls that X expects aren't available.

On my setup, I use just "-R" rather than "-Rmsc"; have you tried that?

For me, it also works if I use /dev/psaux after disabling gpm;
as a last resort you could try that, but it's possible that your
true problem lies elsewhere.

John P.
http://www.mdt.net.au/~john Debian Linux admin & support:technical services

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