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Re: mouse doesnt work in console

On Sunday 09 May 2004 05:05, Andres LG wrote:
> I cant use mouse in console, even though I installed gpm.
> this is my /etc/gpm.conf
> device=/dev/psaux
> responsiveness=
> repeat_type=raw
> type=imps2
> append=""
> sample_rate=
Derek usually answers these - but he sounds a bit fed up with the repetition. 
You will find several recent threads on this in the archive, but to save you 
the search this time here is the key bit:

>  According to the GPM maintainer, Zephaniah Hull 
> (http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/debian-user-200403/msg00887.html):
>    I have said it MANY times, and I will say it again.
>    There is exactly ONE protocol which it is valid to talk to gpm over
>    /dev/gpmdata with, and that protocol is NOT PS/2.
>    No matter how much people scream and yell about how it works fine,
>    this is a perfect example of why trying to use a bi-directional
>    protocol over a fifo DOES NOT WORK.
>    The protocol you need to use is the one gpm calls ms3, X calls it
>    IntelliMouse, which is the serial version of the IMPS/2 protocol,
>    however it is NOT bi-directional, it has 3 buttons, a wheel, and it
>    is safe to use over the fifo.



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