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25 Jan 2011 01:29 Romster

Website http://unix.schottelius.org/gpm/ is 404-ing.

01 Jun 2007 11:37 bogz

Trying out new changes
I'm excited to see new changes to gpm! I can't wait to play with them (even if it doesn't compile right away).

I've got a synaptics touch pad that doesn't "scroll" with the version from the ubuntu repo.

13 Jun 2002 02:11 kraylus

gpm doesnt work after shutting down X
gpm works just fine at boot. no problemo. when i start X up it'll even work sometimes when i switch from X to the console. sometimes when i do that however, i get an error that says "== ERROR == /var/tmp/portage/gpm-.1.20.0" (im running gentoo)

when i shut down X, it does that too, but it happens just about everytime (it managed to NOT happen twice). the way i installed gpm was via the portage system built into gentoo. i've posted numerous posts on the message boards asking for help and was even accused in the #gentoo chat that it was MY settings and not the OS. *MY* settints are correct. i have a ps/2 logitech wheel mouse and i've got MOUSE=PS/2 and MOUSEDEV=/dev/psaux

someone said that i could use the -R option to sync X and the gpm server or some such but i didn't quite get it. i read the manpage concerning that but it's a bit over my head.

please help! i've used gpm in other distros with NO problems whatsoever. i rely on it probably way too much. this is really bothering me :(

thanks!

ryan

23 Feb 2002 15:59 SumDog

Updated?!
Oh my gosh! I remember building a Linux from scratch and having to get a howto to fix the compile problem. I can't belive after all this time the project has actually been updated. Awesome! Feel the power of the console!

20 Oct 2001 22:50 codeword

Re: Curses!
Hrm.. I was trying to write a small ncurses program
that had mouse support and I wasn't linking against
libgpm but I took your advice and linked against it.
Still, mouse support only works in X :( Do you have
any other ideas? ...I guess the mailing list
isn't such a bad idea. :)


> I'm not sure what you mean, but AFAIK
> the application must support and be
> linked against libgpm for mouse support
> on Linux console. A few applications
> from Slackware 8.0 support it, Midnight
> Commander one of them. And forget it if
> you're using GNU screen since it's not
> supported (yet). BTW, you can recompile
> ncurses with libgpm support to have
> mouse support with Lynx on console. And
> yes, they work with XFree86.
>
> Anyway, I'm just an user, and gpm is a
> must. I recommend you write to the
> mailing-list instead. They know
> everything and can really help you (the
> mailing-list is open).

19 Oct 2001 23:02 fredlwm

Re: Curses!
I'm not sure what you mean, but AFAIK the application must support and be linked against libgpm for mouse support on Linux console. A few applications from Slackware 8.0 support it, Midnight Commander one of them. And forget it if you're using GNU screen since it's not supported (yet). BTW, you can recompile ncurses with libgpm support to have mouse support with Lynx on console. And yes, they work with XFree86.


Anyway, I'm just an user, and gpm is a must. I recommend you write to the mailing-list instead. They know everything and can really help you (the mailing-list is open).

19 Oct 2001 21:18 codeword

Curses!
I'm not sure if this is a problem relating to gpm or
ncurses, but I downloaded the gpm source so that I
could compile it and gain mouse support in curses
that support ncurses. However, after recompiling
gpm, I still have no luck getting it to work (in the
console). mouse support will work in a terminal in X
though. Any ideas on what I need to do to get it
working? Thanks.

17 Oct 2001 00:33 codeword

Re: Can't get it to compile in Slackware 8

>
http://www.linux.it/pipermail/gpm/2001-October/000135.html


Thanks a million. It works now. :)

16 Oct 2001 23:16 fredlwm

Re: Can't get it to compile in Slackware 8
http://www.linux.it/pipermail/gpm/2001-October/000135.html

16 Oct 2001 20:02 codeword

Can't get it to compile in Slackware 8
For some odd reason, I can't get this version of gpm
to compile. This is where it stops:

---
...
gcc -fPIC -shared -Wl,-soname,libgpm.so.1 \
-L. -o libgpm.so.1.18.0 liblow.lo libhigh.lo libxtra.lo
debuglog.lo devfs.lo libcurses.lo -lncurses
-lncurses -lc
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/home/cue/download/gpm-1.19.6/src'
make[1]: Entering directory
`/home/cue/download/gpm-1.19.6/doc'
sed -f infofilter doc.gpm > gpm.texinfo
chmod 400 gpm.texinfo
touch gpm.oo
if [ -n "`ls gpm.?? gpm.aux 2>/dev/null`" ]; then \
for i in `ls gpm.?? gpm.aux 2>/dev/null`; do cp
$i $i~; done; \
tex gpm.texinfo \
old="`ls gpm.??~ gpm.aux~ 2>/dev/null | sed
's/~//g'`"; \
new="`ls gpm.?? gpm.aux 2>/dev/null`"; \
need="n"; \
if test "$old" != "$new"; then need="y"; \
else \
for i in `ls gpm.?? gpm.aux 2>/dev/null`; do \
cmp -s $i $i~; if test $? -ne 0; then
need="y" break; fi; \
done; \
fi; \
if test "$need" = "y"; then \
texindex gpm.?? && tex gpm.texinfo; \
fi; \
fi
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)
(gpm.texinfo (/usr/share/texmf/tex/texinfo/texinfo.tex
Loading texinfo [version 2001-07-25.07]: Basics,
pdf, fonts, page headings,
tables, conditionals, indexing, sectioning, toc,
environments, defuns, macros,
cross references,
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/epsf.tex) localization,
and turning on texinfo input format.)
! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> by Nico Schottelius <nico@schottelius
.org>
@leftline #1->@line {#1
@hss }
@next ...uthortrue @fi {@authorfont @leftline {#1}
}
l.89 ...by Nico Schottelius <nico@schottelius.org>

?

---

It sits there and waits for me to do something. I'm not
familiar with tex at all so I wouldn't know where to
begin looking to try and fix this.

Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?

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