Bug 109613

Summary: No mouse when using gpm with rhgb sometimes
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Yovko Lambrev <lists>
Component: gpmAssignee: Eido Inoue <havill>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 1CC: arvindn1, gczarcinski, louisgtwo, lukasz
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Yovko Lambrev 2003-11-10 10:06:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
The problem is stupid but sometimes after rhgb finished and I recieve
gdm login screen I have no mouse at all. I can find the followig in my

Nov 10 09:29:25 eos gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Nov 10 09:29:47 eos gpm[778]: O0o.oops(): [gpm.c(949)]:
Nov 10 09:29:47 eos gpm[778]: mouse initialization failed

My gpm process looks like gpm -m /dev/psaux -t imps2 when it works...

Sometimes my mouse works but with strange habit (pointer jumps and
going me crazy). Sometimes everything is OK but only in X. I have
never working gpm mouse in console after rhgb...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with rhgb
2. Wait for gdm login screen

Actual Results:  30% mouse just won't work, 40% works bad (crazy
pointer), 30% everything is OK

Additional info:

I've just deinstalled rhgb... 

rpm -e rhgb 

and everything is OK now

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-11-10 20:40:58 UTC
what does the mouse configuration in /etc/X11/XFConfig look like?
(just the sections related to the mouse/mice)

Comment 2 Yovko Lambrev 2003-11-11 08:57:59 UTC
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"
          # If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
        Identifier  "DevInputMice"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

My mouse is Logitech Optical PS/2 Wheel

Comment 3 Yovko Lambrev 2003-11-11 08:58:52 UTC
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Comment 4 Łukasz Trąbiński 2003-11-15 21:31:47 UTC
I confirm this bug, when I try restart gpm in log file I get something
like this:

Nov 10 00:07:49 lt gpm: gpm shutdown failed
Nov 10 00:07:49 lt gpm[6262]: O0o.oops(): [gpm.c(949)]: 
Nov 10 00:07:49 lt gpm[6262]: mouse initialization failed
Nov 10 00:07:49 lt gpm: O0o.oops(): [gpm.c(949)]: 
Nov 10 00:07:49 lt gpm: gpm startup succeeded

lt:~# ps -ef |grep gpm
root      3200     1  0 20:49 ?        00:00:00 gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2

Below is my mouse section taken from XF86Config:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Comment 5 Arvind Narayanan 2003-11-24 13:14:50 UTC
I have this problem too. Mouse is PS/2 Wheel. In my case it didn't
work even once. Is it possible to start gpm before rhgb?

Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2004-02-20 20:30:44 UTC
*** Bug 108139 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Eido Inoue 2004-02-20 22:42:57 UTC
gpm seems to behave much better in the current release
(FC2-1.90-test1), including various combinations of killing and
restarting X, it seems relatively stable.

Comment 8 Bart Martens 2004-03-12 06:08:32 UTC
*** Bug 106982 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***