Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101394
Multiple mice do not work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:27 EDT
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 -
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
Steps to Reproduce:
the error message above and no 3 mouse functionality
no error, 3 mice operation working
does gpm 1.20 work (the one in rawhide)?
[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 :-)
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
*** err [gpn.c(141)]: Error in the acceleration specification. Try
Then page suggest that only two mice are supported, quote :
-M Enable multiple mode. The daemon will read two different
You said it yourself, only two devices supported according to the man
page. If you need three mice support you'ld best ask upstream.