Re: Help getting PS/2 mouse working, please
On Sat Nov 18 13:51:07 2000 Moritz Schulte wrote...
>"Stan Brown" <email@example.com> writes:
>> How can I test and make certain it is working, and get it configured
>> corectly so that it works in console mde, and passes data on through
>> to the X server?
>Have you already installed 'GPM'? It should ask you some questions
>after it's installation. There you've to specify the "Repeat
>type". You can run /usr/sbin/gpmconfig again or edit /etc/gpm.conf
>manually. See 'man gpm' for more information on GPM and the repeat
>type. Set the repeat type to 'raw' - this seems to work good. Set the
>mouse protocol to 'ps2'; some so called "PS2 mice", e.g. the Logitech
>Cordless Wheel mouse, needs 'imps2' as protocol.
>Got it working in console mode?
More info. I have tried cahnging the type to imps2. Seperately I changed the
device to /dev/mouse. Non of ths change anything :-(
If I do a killall on gpm, and run it from the command line, about 2/3 of on
line, and all of the next line on my console get highlighted. However, I get no
mouse pointer and pressing the keys does nothig.
I tried running gpm -D -V9, and I don't get any messages whatsover, shouldn't
I have tried 2 differnt mice, one 3 button, one 2 buttton both HP PS/2 mice.
Both mice wokr fine with teh HP Vextra siting next to the Debian box. It's
This is getting frustrating, I need to move on to fighting the X battle, but
there is no use trying to even atempt that wihtou a working mouse!
Anyone got some troubleshooting tips?
Stan Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 843-745-3154
Windows 98: n.
useless extension to a minor patch release for 32-bit extensions and
a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system
originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit
company that can't stand for 1 bit of competition.
(c) 2000 Stan Brown. Redistribution via the Microsoft Network is prohibited.