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Re: mouse pointer disappeared after upgrading to 6.0.1 in GNOME

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:52:37 -0400 (EDT), Wayne Topa wrote:
> The only off list message I sent was to inform the OP about the
> Debian COC regarding sending me a copy.

I guess I was confused by the multiple consecutive posts by the
OP with no intervening replies.  I was assuming that someone was
replying off-list and the OP was posting requested information
on-list.  I guess I was a bit too hasty with my assumptions.  Sorry.
> I am using a more then 10 year old Logitech Tracknam Vista. A ps2 
> trackball.
> I don't run KDE or Gnome and am mainly a console user.  As I pointed out 
> I know nothing about KDE/Gnome as such and never looked into what is 
> required for the mouse in them.
> I've always used gpm and didn't realize that KDE/Gnome don't.  :-(
> Old habits die hard.

Strictly speaking, the mouse support is in the X server itself and
not in any desktop environment that may run on top of it.  But yes,
if you are going to use the mouse in a text console then you need gpm.
I use it too.
> I guess I should not try to help anyone who does so that I don't make
> their problems worse.

I don't think you did any harm, and I would hate to discourage anyone
from attempting to help.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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