[plug] Loss of X mouse control

Nick Bannon nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Sep 23 20:09:37 WST 1998

Greg Gamble wrote:
[gpm and X fight over the mouse - is there a better way to use them than
only running one at a time?]

Ah - you'll be wanting the gpm "repeater" option. "man gpm" will tell
you all about it, but the summary is that you run gpm with the -R
option. gpm will then send a copy of all mouse commands it receives,
in Mouse Systems protocol, to the named pipe /dev/gpmdata.

You can then configure X to use the the Mouse Systems mouse it will
magically find at /dev/gpmdata.


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