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Bug#240656: xserver-xfree86: 5 second lock when switching from console to X with XFree 4.3

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 08:39:03PM +0200, Chipzz wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 05:16:10PM +0200, Chipzz wrote:
> > > On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > > Can you guys do a couple of things for this bug?:
> > > >
> > > > 1) Report your gpm configuration by mailing your /etc/gpm.conf (I think
> > > > that's what it's called -- I don't have it installed) to this bug.

It is attached to this mail.
This is the already new version! I had the repeat type to raw, too.

> > > >
> > > > 2) Disable GPM and reconfigure XFree86 to talk directly to /dev/psaux or
> > > > whatever port GPM was fastened to, and see if that causes the delay to
> > > > go away.

I had a strange problem when doing this. My mouse didn't work anymore in
X. I have no idea why. Anyway, the problem about the 5 second lock was
still there.

> > I see you're repeating as "imps2".  The following item was recently
> > added to the xfree86 package NEWS.Debian file, and will appear in the
> > next release.  Can you please try out its advice?
> Hmm, strange, I have apt-listchanges installed and never saw the notice.
> Maybe I just looked over it.

The same goes for me. I also have apt-listchanges installed but didn't
see the news item.

> > If you go back to using /dev/gpmdata for your XFree86 input device, but
> > have GPM repeat as "ms3" instead of "imps2", does the situation improve?

Yes. The 5 second lock disappears. So the problem was obviously caused
by this.
But this solution still isn't comforting me. Now I have some strange
bevaviour of my mouse. I do not know how to specify it, but it _feels_
different than before.
And after some testing I even found a problem with the mouse.
When the mousepointer is at the left side of the screen and I start
shaking the mouse very fast from left to right and back again a lot, the
pointer only moves in the left third of the screen. I think something
like this is the cause of of the different "feeling" of the mouse.

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#  /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
#  /usr/sbin/gpmconfig.

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