Bug 130518 - gpm startup too optimistic
gpm startup too optimistic
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-08-20 19:08 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-23 14:53:38 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2004-08-20 19:08:09 EDT
Description of problem:

Something decided to disappear my /dev/input/mice which is
configured as DEVICE="/dev/input/mice" in my /etc/sysconfig/gpm.

# service gpm start
Starting console mouse services:                           [  OK  ]

but immediately after that

# service gpm status
gpm dead but pid file exists

Eh?  This was supposedly "OK".

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Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-09-23 14:53:38 EDT
The startup did succeed, but it failed afterwards because of the lack
of file. Unfortunately, gpm doesn't test that everything is in order
before returning to the shell... and the delay needed to wait for
failure can be significant.

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