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Old 06-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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new Sabayon 13.04 install: Can't get GPM to start as a service... {systemd}


I've got a newly installed copy of Sabayon_Linux_13.04_amd64_Xfce.iso. And I can start a
volatile GPM session with:

Code:
# gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t ps2
It works like a charm, but it's a PITA to always have to type it into a "root" command shell.

So I checked that /dev/input/mice & ps2 were uncommented in /etc/conf.d/gpm
and used
Code:
rc-update add gpm default
But after rebooting GPM didn't start...

Next I tried:
Code:
/etc/init.d/gpm start
But it just says:
Code:
 * WARNING: gpm is already starting
But it hadn't and doesn't... Then I figured that the problem might have something to do with Sabayon devs phasing in systemd... So I:
Code:
rc-update delete gpm default
to remove gpm from the runlevel based service control and started looking for help wiyh systemd methods. In a thread about changing the default.target, TobiSGD suggested:
Quote:
adding GPM to the current running target is done with
Code:
systemctl enable gpm.service
If you just want to start it without adding it to the current target try
Code:
systemctl start gpm.service
But when I try:
Code:
 /etc
UnderTree=-> systemctl start gpm.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit gpm.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status gpm.service' for details.
 /etc
UnderTree=->
At this point I thought what the heck. I've got several examples of what a systemd service file look like. So I thought I'd try to make one...

Quote:
Originally Posted by /usr/lib/systemd/system/gpm.service
Code:
[Unit]
Description=General Purpos Mouse: console mouse service

[Service]
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t ps2
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/gpm -k
But it didn't work... Not even after a reboot...
How can I get a usable gpm.service file???
 
Old 06-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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This is the one from the Arch package for GPM:
Code:
[Unit]
Description=Virtual console mouse server

[Service]
Type=forking
ExecStart=/usr/bin/gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t imps2

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
 
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Now THAT worked. Thanks TobiSGD...

I modified my gpm.service file with the :
Code:
[Service]
Type=forking
And the :
Code:
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
from the example you provided...

And suddenly systemctl could start and stop and/or enable gpm.service

Thank You!
 
  


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