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Re: Really ignorant question on mouse

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 12:23:58 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

> The serial mouse on my desktop does not work when I boot,
> but if I go into text mode and run system-config-mouse,
> give the correct settings (Microsoft compatible mouse on com1)
> and return to graphical mode
> the mouse works perfectly, until I reboot.
> Actually the only time I reboot the desktop
> is when I change the kernel,
> so the issue is more theoretical than practical.
> But how can I make this change permanent?
> I can't see anything wrong with the Pointer settings
> in my xorg.conf .
> But what exactly does system-config-mouse change?
> [And why does it _not_ make the change permanently for X?]

Did you disable service gpm? If so, enable it again even if you
don't use it:

  chkconfig gpm --level 2345 on
  service gpm start

This seems to be the only way to activate serial mice in X since FC2.
I haven't done any research in this matter, but it could be related
to the new input layer in the 2.6 kernel series. Somehow gpm adds it
bit to get it working.

Fedora Core release 2.92 (FC3 Test 3) - Linux 2.6.8-1.541
loadavg: 0.15 0.22 0.20

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