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salviadud 03-14-2005 12:56 PM

strange mouse bug encountered in slackware 10.1 terminal
when i boot up, i can use my mouse in the terminal.

if i load X , shut it down, and back in the terminal, any mouse movement, click, or whatever kind of input from that device will cause just a bunch of chaos. why is that? is it because of the xorg.conf file?

has anyone encountered this problem?

chbin 03-14-2005 02:25 PM

that is not a slackware bug. it because you are using the gpm service for your mouse to work in the terminal, which is not compatible with X. technically you are supposed to shut it down before entering X, the developer even tells you to in the Documentation.

salviadud 03-15-2005 12:11 AM

oh, do you know how to do that?

i got slack 10.0 on a laptop with a usb mouse and i never have to shut down the gpm service....

well, i guess im learning. thanx for the info

chbin 03-15-2005 12:18 AM

$sh /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm stop

startx, do whatever.

Then when you exit X and want your mouse to work again in the terminal

$sh /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm start

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