[Techtalk] RE: Window manager help!!

Mick Timony madra at gis.net
Thu Aug 8 20:08:30 EST 2002

It could be caused by gpm.
To quote the man page gpm is:
	 - a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles
It allows you to use a mouse in the virtual consoles. Sometimes you can
end up with the X and gpm fighting over the mouse control pointer. To
turn off gpm cd to /etc/init.d as root, and look for a file named gpm.
If that file exists issue the following comand to stop gpm:
./gpm stop
This will turn it off until the next reboot. Or until you issue
/etc/init.d/gpm start

If there is no file named gpm, try using ps to find the pid and kill it.
    mtimony at debian:/etc/init.d$ ps -ef|grep gpm
    root   1994  1886  0 20:06 pts/4    00:00:00 gpm
    kill -HUP 1994


> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 20:04:59 -0600
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> From: mc <mcgonzalez at worldnet.att.net>
> Subject: [Techtalk] Window manager help!!
> Hi all!  I have been lurking for quite a while here, and have learned a 
> lot, thanks for that!!
> Now I need a bit of help.  For some reason tonight, both my Linux machines 
> (Dell inspiron laptop running RH7.1 and home built PC running RH 7.3) have 
> decided to go kerblooey on me.
> The symptoms on both were sort of the same, though were they ended up was 
> different.  Basically the mouse went crazy, clicking things as I moved it, 
> opening and closing things.  On the PC, I just reinstalled RH 7.3 (it was 
> only a week old and not yet totally set up)
> On the laptop, I tried to fix it and killed it even more.  I somehow seem 
> to have lost sawfish.  I guess I figured the mouse thing was WM related so 
> I tried changing to tvm.  When I tried to change back, I couldn't (and 
> still can't get sawfish back.
> Is there a conf file somewhere that I can set sawfish to work again?  I had 
> it pretty nicely customized to my needs :)
> The second question is why is the mouse still kerblooey on the PC, even 
> after the reinstall of RH?  I tried both generic 3 button and Microsoft 
> intellimouse (it is an MS trackball).  The intellimouse was working quite 
> well prior to tonight.
> I am really steamed cause I am actually working right now and having to use 
> the Windows machine to work!
> many heartfelt thanks in advance!!!
> mc

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