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Re: no mouse with X

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Cliff Sarginson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 01:51:15PM -0400, Eric Cheney wrote:
> >
> > Hello.  I'm trying to introduce a debian box to my office....I am not
> > a sysadmin, so I stumble a little bit with these things.  Anyway, I want to make
> > a good impression of deb.   I've installed woody.  I'm getting weird things
> > with the mouse.  Can somebody help?  Here's what's up.
> >
> > I loaded up X server and it connects and all that.  If I start X with
> > gpm, I get a mouse, but it is very erratic and unacceptable.  So, if
> > I remove gpm, and then restart X, the mouse works fine under X.  Ok,
> > if I then reboot, there's no connection to the mouse without gpm; so after
> > reboot (after removing gpm), the mouse is dead under X.
> >
> > In the XF86Config-4 setup file I have the mouse on /dev/psaux.  I checked,
> > and there is a link from /dev/psaux -> gpmdata.  I'm using a ps/2 mouse.
> >
> That is correct.

Hmmm... try X looking at /dev/gpmdata, gpm looking at /dev/psaux and
repeating `raw'

--- /etc/gpm.conf ---
append="-l \"a-zA-Z0-9_.:~/\300-\326\330-\366\370-\377\""

> Console mouse (gpm) and window managers don't always get on well, I recall
> this is often a particular problem with gnome.

Works for me with twm, mwm, blackbox, icewm, xfce, and KDE...
I don't use Gnome though.

- Bruce

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