[blfs-support] Configuring GPM
beesnees at grm.net
Thu Nov 21 16:53:58 PST 2013
Things have become a lot more intricate since I last did this.
I have a Synaptics Touchpad and it looks like it's supported in GPM, but
I haven't yet been able to get it to work. I don't know exactly what
information to post to be helpful and may give too much. If so, I
This is the way I have the mouse stuff configured in my kernel:
> # CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL is not set
I didn't set MOUSE_SERIAL because mine is on the pcie bus and 'lsmod'
indicates that "psmouse" is loaded.
I built and installed gpm with the instructions in BLFS-SVN and have
tried four or five different options in /etc/sysconfig/mouse. Currently
To get some info I ran 'cat /proc/bus/input/devices' and here are two
lines of the output for the mouse:
Name "SynPS/2 Synaptic Touchpad"
Handlers mouse0 event7
Regardless of what I used for -m in 'gpm -m<device> -t -help,' nothing
recommended synps2 which is the option for what I have.
The gpm man-page talks about /etc/syn.conf and gives many, many flags
for operating the touchpad. However, no documentation--that I've
discovered thus far--indicates to install that file. I'm not in the
habit of just putting a configuration file in without documentation to
support it. But maybe I should in this case.
When I boot, the daemon starts and if I tap my pad the "rectangle"
appears in the middle of the screen, but it won't move and I can't
"select." BTW I'm in a terminal and there is no X environment.
I sure would appreciate guidance.
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