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
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
> 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.