Re: startx kills gpm

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 12:00:02 CEST

On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 10:02:24PM +0100, Clive Wright nicely wrote:
> Does anyone know why startx contains gpm -k ?

Because normally gpm interfere with X-Window. X-Windows take
controlo over the mouse.

> I have commented out the gpm -k line in the startx script.
> Using a ps2 mouse, gpm and mouse support within X both
> appear to function correctly.

I, personally, got problem in the past, at least for serial mouse.

I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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