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After a long battle trying to set up my keyboard (abnt 2, 110 keys) I started trying to configure mouse for X.
After a long search, I found that the GPM was necessary to get the mouse working.
Ok, lets re-install slack (wright?)
Now I choose to install and run GPM at boot,
BUT, as I don't know how to configure the dam mouse before I don't know yet! so, during the install, I've choosen the protocol that I think I should (IMPS2) and finish the install.
When I reboot, nor the mouse nor the keyb works, so I can't log in!!!
My mouse is a serial, wired and whell scrolled dammed mouse!
btw you don't need to reinstall slack just to enable/disable gpm at boot. Just go into your /etc/rc.d directory and do an ls -l
All rc scripts that are executable are run at boottime, so you just have to (as root) "chmod +x rc.gpm" to enable gpm (or -x to disable)
Ive had the same problem
if you got your mouse set up incorrect and you have gpm start at boot it will cause your keyboard to stop working too and you cant do anything. Reinstall and say no to gpm at boot.
I wanted to change my desktop background, so I re-installed slack...
Come on now, guys. Don't you think it might be a good idea to ask if there's another way before wiping out your distro?
You can run the Slack setup from pkgtool. In fact, you can choose which of the setup scripts you want to run (even just the mouse setup).
Or you can boot from the install disk, run setup and then skip all the steps except for the last part, where you configure the system.
And delta9 just gave you another, less drastic, option. If it's just gpm that's screwing up your keyboard, then rather than re-install, you could boot up with a rescue disk and chmod the /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm script.