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Old 02-21-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: Debian x64
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/dev/gpmctl error for nano

I could copy with a mouse from Nano. Now I can't highlight and my logs are telling me that Nano is looking for /dev/gpmctl. I tried installing gpm and upgrading libgpm2 to no effect.
If I disable the mouse in /etc/nanorc I can highlight. I would like to be able to do both though -- have the mouse enabled in Nano and highlight in Nano.

Last edited by donnied; 02-21-2009 at 10:15 AM.
Old 02-22-2009, 08:44 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: colorado, USA
Distribution: slack, oBSD
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I use Vim and have the same quandary. I don't think there's a good way around it.

The best I've been able to do is exit vim (or open a sub-shell) cat the file, mousing that output. If the file is huge, I'll write a temporary file containing just the lines I want copied.

/me bookmarks the thread in case someone smarter than he is finds it and has a real answer...



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