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Re: Mouse moves FUNNY

Sending to list, for the benefit (if any) of all.

Gruessle wrote:

From: Kent West
Gruessle wrote:

My mouse is acting funny, jumping not doing what it supposed to do at
Something with the install is wrong I guess, where should I start to

This is nearly always a protocol problem. The answer depends on if
you're running gpm or not; I'll assume you're not.

I did install gpm but I am not sure if it is running
I know I have to go to gpmconfig but I can't find it.
I guess the first thing I should do is get out of GNOME, but how without
mouse is the question
2nd question would be of to uninstall stuff, been only installing never
I will uninstall gpm if I can't figure out how to do the config.

Press Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to the second virtual terminal (VT2) console. Run this command:
 ps ax | grep gp[m]
If gpm is running you'll see a line like:
 369 ?        S      3:58 /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/psaux -t imps2 -r 25 -Rraw
If it's not running, you won't see any such line.

If gpm is running, move your mouse; does the white block cursor move properly, or is it jumpy? If it's jumpy, you need to reconfigure gpm by running "gpmconfig" as root and tinker with the protocol. If it's not jumpy, gpm is configured properly and the problem is with the X protocol settings. (Make sure that gpm is repeating the data as raw data, such as in the line above at the "Rraw" spot.)

If you need to reconfigure the mouse protocol in X, do as mentioned before: run
 dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
as root and tinker with the mouse protocol settings.


Move your mouse; does it move like it's supposed to, or is it jumpy? If it moves like it's supposed to, then gpm is working as it should

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