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Re: Ann: gpm-X guide

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 08:48:50PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
| Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
| >For those who have had trouble or will have trouble in the future
| >getting gpm and X to cooperate, I have now published a short guide on
| >how to do it successfully.  Enjoy.
| >
| >http://dman13.dyndns.org/~dman/config_docs/gpm-X/
| >
| > 
| >
| >Kernel 2.6 extends this device node to include the PS/2 mouse as well. 
| >This means that if you are using a 2.6 kernel you don't need to use 
| >the gpm-as-repeater technique outlined above. Simply tell gpm to read 
| >from /dev/input/mice and tell X to read from /dev/input/mice and it 
| >will work correctly.
| I didn't know that; cool.

It is.  I discovered it because at one point while I was switching the
kernel, gpm wasn't running but the PS/2 mouse still worked in X.

(on one machine I have a weird setup where gpm reads /dev/psaux and
/dev/input/mice and repeats them to /dev/gpmdata while X reads from
/dev/gpmdata and /dev/input/mice - the reason is that PS/2 mouse
doesn't work with the IMPS/2 protocol, but the USB mouse has a scroll


Microsoft encrypts your Windows NT password when stored on a Windows CE
device. But if you look carefully at their encryption algorithm, they
simply XOR the password with "susageP", Pegasus spelled backwards.
Pegasus is the code name of Windows CE. This is so pathetic it's
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