Re: broken mouse in x session
What if you stop gpm, and try again. (Start a x session, go back to
console and do /etc/init.dgpm stop as root, or stop gpm first and then
start an x session).
On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Aaron Maxwell wrote:
> Hi. I'm experiencing technical difficulties,
> if you can help I'll love you forever...
> I'm running what was CorelOS, pretty much converted to woody (remove
> all the packages with "corel" in them, edit sources.list, then apt-get
> update && apt-get upgrade). My mouse doesn't work in X, much as if I had
> the wrong argument to Protocol in 'Section "Pointer"' of XF86Config.
> Odd thing is, 24 hours ago it worked fine. It stopped when I was apt-get
> install'ing things left and right , so I'm not sure what triggered it.
> (it stopped working right after I installed ssh. Hm.) In XF86Config, the
> Protocol and Device for the pointer (mouse) were "PS/2" and "/dev/mouse"
> (/dev/mouse isa symlink to /dev/psaux). In the console, gpm still works
> fine, and it has the equivalent settings in its config file
> (/etc/gpm.conf; device=/dev/psaux, type=ps2).
> I have a very normal, 3-button, contemporary-model Logitech mouse, with a
> PS/2 connector. In XF86Config, I tried changing the Protocol to (almost)
> everything listed in man XF86Config; and changing the Device to /dev/psaux
> and /dev/ttyS. In short, I tried every suggestion I found in the
> archives in debian-user and my head. No avail.
> I did find that changing Device to be "/dev/gpmdata" and Protocol to
> Microsoft, MouseMan, or MouseSystems, it worked fine except my mouse's
> middle button didn't work. I use this button a lot. I can
> Emulate3Buttons, but it's not the same.
> btw, this seems independent of WM (tested with twm; and enlightenment,
> both with and without gpm).
> Thanks in advance.
>  CorelOS is OK, except for the packages it's missing on the distro CD.
> Didn't even have emacs, for chrissakes...
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