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Old 03-22-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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running Mouse without Xwindows

Hi There,
Can anyone help me with this problem?, I want to configure my mouse so that it will start in the linux console command line without going into Xwindows. I don't have Xwindows setup on this box. I just want to have my mouse working so I can install some online games.
Any helps would be appreciated. !!
thanks so much
Old 03-22-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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install the gpm package. If it is already installed then chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm, make the script executable. Then sh /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm start.
Old 03-22-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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You can use gpm to support mouse under console.
Try: chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm start
Old 03-22-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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For more information also consult /usr/doc/gpm/README


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