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Old 10-30-2006, 03:46 AM   #1
linuxgeek01
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GPM mouse server fails on boot startup and disables keyboard!!


I am having the same problem and everything was fine with Slackware 10.2. Once I installed Slackware 11 and booted the default sata.i kernel, GPM would load and suddenly I get scrambled text "^[ ^[ ^[ ^[" all the way down to the Login: This also disables my keyboard from working. If I boot into single mode by typing 'linux single' without the quotes, it works fine. I have tried disabling GPM and that seems to fix it but I need GPM working so I can use the mouse/keyboard in X. Is there a workaround for this? Something new that I need to install? Thanks
 
Old 10-30-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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You shouldn't need gpm for X. It's purpose to provide mouse support in the console. It sounds like you have configured gpm incorrectly for the mouse you are using.

I think there should be a program called `mousesetup` on Slackware that will help you configure gpm
 
  


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