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Bug#233933: Heads up?

On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 08:30:18PM +0000, James Young wrote:
> Now that I've switched the gpm repeater to ms3, switching from console to 
> X is a lot faster.  Thanks for pointing that out.  But could you configure 
> that package to, say, pop up a warning dialog about this before you throw 
> the previous X config away?  This can silently break X in such a way that 
> downgrading doesn't help.

You'll see one if you have "apt-listchanges" installed and configured to
show you "news" items, which I believe is the default setting.

xfree86 (4.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
  * GPM users only: those who use the the GPM repeater as the XFree86 X
    server's mouse device should note that the mouse driver in XFree86 4.3.0
    has been rewritten in such a way that using any protocol other than
    "IntelliMouse" on the XFree86 side and "ms3" on the GPM side does not work
    well.  If you have configured GPM as a repeater, are using it with the
    XFree86 X server, and are using anything other than "ms3" as the repeating
    protocol, you will likely want to change it to "ms3".  If your
    XF86Config-4 file is automatically handled (see the news entry for xfree86
    4.2.1-11) and uses /dev/gpmdata as the port for the configured mouse, the
    protocol will automatically be migrated to "IntelliMouse" if necessary.
    Otherwise, you will likely want to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file
    after installing this package to change any configured input devices using
    the "mouse" driver and "/dev/gpmdata" as the "Device" option to set the
    "Protocol" option to "IntelliMouse".

 -- Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>  Mon, 12 Apr 2004 01:47:32 -0500

G. Branden Robinson                |    I must despise the world which does
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    not know that music is a higher
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