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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Woody XFree86 4.0.3 Woes
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Woody XFree86 4.0.3 Woes



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Sorry if I miss something. As I know, gpm has an option -R (raw?)
and you should set protocol in X to be "MouseSystems", and input
device to be /dev/gpmdata.

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Jeff Newmiller wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
>
> > I installed Debian potato last week. Bit of work, but not too bad. This
> > week I decided to upgrade to woody... guess I wanted to live on the edge.
> > Anyway, I am now X-less, because xf86cfg hangs.  It clears the screen,
> > briefly shows a diagram of a mouse, and then the clears the screen again,
> > paints the generic "gray" background with an X mouse cursor, and hangs. I
> > am also having trouble with gpm hanging the console.  In both cases I have
> > to login via lan and kill gpm to recover.  I have an ATI Rage IIc (Mach64)
> > and I have tried both "microsoft serial/ps2 compatible mouse" and a
> > borrowed "intellimouse 1.2a ps2 compatible".  Kernel comes with ps2 driver
> > compiled in.  I turned off gpm and pointed /dev/mouse at /dev/psaux to
> > experiment with X, but no go.
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