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
--- /etc/gpm.conf ---
> 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.