Bug 101394 - Multiple mice do not work
Summary: Multiple mice do not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: triage|leonardjo|closed|notabug
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-31 17:35 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-02 16:20:27 UTC
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Description David Balažic 2003-07-31 17:35:29 UTC
Description of problem:

I try to set up 3 mice with gpm , but is does not work :

root# gpm -t ps2 -m /dev/psaux   -M -t imps2 -m /dev/input/mice -M -t msc -
m /dev/ttyS1
gpm-Linux 1.19.3, $Date: 2000/01/17 22:23:03 $
Error in the acceleration specification. Try "gpm -h".

Each of the mouse works on its own.
They also work in combinations of two.

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

on a RHL 9 system

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
see above

Actual results:
the error message above and no 3 mouse functionality

Expected results:
no error, 3 mice operation working

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-08-01 18:15:45 UTC
does gpm 1.20 work (the one in rawhide)?

Comment 2 David Balažic 2003-08-05 10:27:14 UTC

[root@slave6 root]# gpm  -m /dev/psaux -t ps2 -M  -m /dev/ttyS1 -t msc -M  -
m /dev/ttyS0 -t msc
*** err [gpn.c(141)]: Error in the acceleration specification. Try "gpm -h".

[root@slave6 root]# rpm -q gpm

It complains about some acceleration settings, so maybe it is wrongly 
interpreting the command line ?

The format of the error message is not very user friendly either ( but it is 
developer friendly :-)

Comment 3 David Balažic 2004-01-11 18:08:03 UTC
gpm-1.20.1-38 on fedora core 1 :

# gpm  -m /dev/psaux -t ps2 -M  -m /dev/ttyS1 -t msc -M  -m /dev/ttyS0
-t msc
*** err [gpn.c(141)]: Error in the acceleration specification. Try
"gpm -h".

Then page suggest that only two mice are supported, quote :

  -M     Enable  multiple  mode. The daemon will read two different
mouse devices.

Comment 4 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-05-02 16:20:27 UTC
You said it yourself, only two devices supported according to the man
page. If you need three mice support you'ld best ask upstream.

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