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rob.rice 10-18-2012 02:16 AM

where dose slack 14 start gpm ?
I need to tell gpm I have a PS2 mouse
I can't find /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

Nikosis 10-18-2012 02:55 AM


Originally Posted by rob.rice (Post 4808820)
I need to tell gpm I have a PS2 mouse
I can't find /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

It's there, look again.

Also try this


/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2
then change xorg.conf

XGizzmo 10-18-2012 12:22 PM

If you did not configure gpm at setup, there is a rc.gpm-sample that you can use.


install -m0755 /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm-sample /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
Then edit it to your needs.

rob.rice 10-18-2012 03:33 PM

no there is no /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
so I looked in the package gpm comes in
nether is there a /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm-sample
/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm is a generated file made by running /usr/sbin/mouseconfig
I didn't install this system by running setup from a boot media
I'm not sure I need to change /etc/X11/xorg.conf
X has gotten pretty tolerant of misconfiguration over the years
time to give it the 3 finger salute and find out

rob.rice 10-18-2012 03:40 PM

the mouse in X is working just fine without touching /etc/X11/xorg.conf

beder 10-18-2012 05:46 PM

Try running mouseconfig as root, it will give an option to both select your type of mouse AND run gpm at startup

sse007 10-18-2012 08:12 PM

what about running setup in pkgtool ?

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