Originally posted by Eradicator
If I am in a nongui mode what is the best way to copy this kind of text?
make sure gpm is started. it allows you to copy-paste in the console with your mouse. Just select the text, and use the middle mouse to paste it, just like you can do in X-windows.
for example, for my wheelmouse, this command is used by the slackware boot scripts:
/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2 -r 20
imps2 = ps2 wheel mouse
ps2 = normal mouse.
don't use different protocols (ps2 and imps2) in Xwindows and GPM, because wheelmice seam to send completely different signals over the wire; this causes your mouse to jump across the screen.