Hello , have tried to use gpm as a mouse repeater for X11R6 but
Config86 keeps saying /dev/mouse is character device ??
: Hello , have tried to use gpm as a mouse repeater for X11R6 but
: Config86 keeps saying /dev/mouse is character device ??
You don't want it to use /dev/mouse anymore... Here's a section from my
# Protocol "PS/2"
# Device "/dev/psaux"
The first two lines are what I used to use, the next two are what,
coincidentally, I just changed it to yesterday, to use GPM as a repeater.
I start GPM in rc.local, with "gpm -R -t ps2". (My /dev/mouse is a sym
link to psaux, but I don't know if that makes a difference.)
Everything seems to work fine, except that now, when starting X, the last
line of console output is:
Warning: unable to get status of mouse fd (Invalid argument)
I was just about to post a question about this when I saw this thread.
Should I be concerned about this warning? What does it mean? GPM and X
both work. Last night, I got an error dump from GPM when shutting down
Linux -- a listing of registers, something I hadn't seen before in Linux,
although it looked a lot like the screens I get in OS/2 when "The system
has halted" with an error. :-/ But the shutdown continued, and everything
William McBrine | http://www.clark.net/pub/wmcbrine/html/
I am attempting to get my 3-button, M$ protocol mouse to work properly
under X. I tried getting the mouse to switch to MouseSystems protocol
by the methods described in the HOWTO to no success (no jumpers
inside, and it ignores left button held on power-up). So, reading
further, I set up gpm as a "repeater" with
gpm -3 -R -t ms
And then modified XF86Config to use /dev/gpmdata with the 3-button
MouseSystems protocol. This works, except I cannot drag the middle
button (button 2.) If I attempt to to this, GPM will send one button-2
click, then a bunch of move messages, then another click when i
release button-2, through gpmdata.
How can I solve this? I could use either:
- A patch to GPM to send the right data
- A patch to X to use the 3-button extension to the MS protocol, like
GPM does in console mode.
The latter would be preferred. I can't figure out why the feature
hasn't been incorporated into X yet. I'm using:
please read: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/
"cry me a bayou/and i'm leaving..." -tricky
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