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 :(