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Re: [vox-tech] Pointer Trouble with Touchpad
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Re: [vox-tech] Pointer Trouble with Touchpad


someone (mike simons?  mike egan?) gave explicit instructions on how to
set up a mouse on linux.  you may want to go back to the archives to
check it out.

a rough overview is:

   gpm reads /dev/psaux
   gpm repeats on /dev/gpmdata
   X reads /dev/gpmdata (not /dev/psaux)

again, the issue is two processes reading the mouse device file will
interfere with each other.

this setup is not always necessary.  but what you just described is a
classic symptom of this.   check out the archives.


begin Rusty Minden <clownsinc@attbi.com> 
> I thought I had this set up just right, but I have some wierd pointer action 
> going on with my laptops touch pad.  The pointer works fine then it will jump 
> to the bottom of the screen and the touchpad is also a little too sensitive. 
> I am going to try out tpconfig for that.
> My Settings for XF86Config are=
> Section "InputDevice"
> 	Identifier		"Mouse0"
> 	Driver		"mouse"
> 	Option		"Protocol" "IMouseManPlusPS/2"
> 	Option		"Devuse" "/dev/psaux"         #I was not able to use /dev/mouse
> 	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"on"
> 	Option		"Emulate3Timeout"	"150"
> 	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5" #I am not sure if I should use this
> EndSection
> My Settings for gpm (it works fine) are=
> devuice=/dev/psaux
> responsiveness=15
> repeat_type=ms3
> type=PS/2
> append=""
> sample_rate=50
> Rusty

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