Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121684
gpm fails to start
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
gpm fails to start with the error message:
(no mouse is configured)
/etc/init.d/gpm tries to use the configuration file
/etc/sysconfig/mouse which does not exist.
Changing /etc(init.d/gpm to use /etc/sysconfig/gpm instead solves the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. servive gpm start
Actual Results: (no mouse is configured)
Created attachment 99683 [details]
Patch changing the configuration file
This patch solves the problem for me and makes the errormessage a little more
The original error message is reused for two different errors.
The configuration file that the init script searches for is/should be
generated by the installer; the installer will be changed to generate
the file again.
It is not a bug for gpm to refuse to start up if /etc/sysconfig/mouse
is not present; that is by design-- see the anaconda related bugs