I have a Gateway 2000, P5-166, with PS/2 mouse, STB ET6000 video card and
Vivitron 1776 monitor.
I can control the pointer by using the mouse under Windows 95 but I can't
control it using gpm or X.
Using gpm or X, the cursor/pointer keeps returning to the upper left-hand
corner of the screen and the buttons don't do anything. Sometimes the
cursor stays at another location on the screen when I quit moving the mouse,
but as soon as I move it again, it returns to the upper left-hand corner.
As I move the mouse, the computer makes a buzzing sound. I think the buzzing
is coming from the video card as it alternates between drawing the cursor
in the middle of the screen and the upper left-hand corner.
Under X, a menu sometimes shows up as the mouse is moved. X also generated
the following error message:
Warning: /dev/mouse unable to get status of mouse fd (invalid argument).
The Slackware 3.0 Linux kernel 1.2.13 .config file includes support for a
PSMOUSE but since it wasn't working I went ahead and compiled kernel 1.3.20
making sure to include PSMOUSE but to no avail.
Other notes: /dev/mouse is pointing to /dev/psaux. I ran various setup
programs just to make sure things were correctly configured. I removed
psaux and recreated it using mknod with no change.
I originally configured the mouse to be of type Microsoft compatible serial
mouse by mistake. Under that configuration, nothing happened when I moved
the mouse (probably because /dev/mouse was pointing as the wrong driver).
Is there something I'm missing here?
Darrell R. Hougen