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Re: X Won't Start

Mark Healey wrote:
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:44:14 -0600, Kent West wrote:

Mark Healey wrote:

Appearantly I have no gpm.  I was surprised when I had no text mode
mouse but figured that it was something I could use.

Is this somethihg I might be able to install?

Yes. "apt-get install gpm".

Did that, still no cursor.

Which means that gpm is not configured properly, or you have a hardware problem with your mouse/mouse port, or you have a usb mouse and usb stuff is not installed/configured.

I vaguely remember that you have a standard ps/2-style mouse, plugged into a ps/2 port. Is that correct?

If so, run "gpmconfig" and specify:
mouse location: /dev/psaux
mouse type: ps/2
repeat type: raw

If that does not give you a mouse cursor, I would suspect a bad mouse/port. However, you can try experimenting with the type (enter "help" when asked about the type IIRC for types). You might also want to boot into Knoppix to see if the mouse works there (to check to make sure the hardware is working), and if so, take a look at what mouse settings it uses (look in /etc/X11/XF86Config; I don't think Knoppix uses gpm).


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