Re: Very slim Desktop Manager
On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:15:15 -0600
lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 04:44:54AM +0100, s. keeling wrote:
> > Not to mention, gpm config is a black art. I have no clue how to gpm
> > my mouse, and haven't for years. I knew how long ago, but gpm is not
> > easy these days. What protocol does a three button, serial, logitech
> > mouse use? None of what I've tried work. M/N:M-M35?
> It worked out of the box for me, I have a Logitech Trackman Marble
> FX. It has 4 buttons, and at least three of them work.
> lee@cat:~$ cat /etc/gpm.conf
> # /etc/gpm.conf - configuration file for gpm(1)
> # If mouse response seems to be to slow, try using
> # responsiveness=15. append can contain any random arguments to be
> # appended to the commandline.
> # If you edit this file by hand, please be aware it is sourced by
> # /etc/init.d/gpm and thus all shell meta characters must be
> # protected from evaluation (i.e. by quoting them).
> # This file is used by /etc/init.d/gpm and can be modified by
> # "dpkg-reconfigure gpm" or by hand at your option.
> What gpm doesn't like is when by using setfont the number of lines on
> the screen changes, but restarting it fixes that. It eventually
> doesn't like starting X11, but that is probably because I still have
> X11 configured to access the mouse instead of using gpm because I
> didn't use gpm before. For the protocol:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
but then I lose the touchpad capabilities related to synaptic such as
scrolling and tap lock to drag, no?
> Just give it a try and install it, if it doesn't work, you can still
> remove it.