Bug 135713 - gpm-1.20.1-57 totally screwed
gpm-1.20.1-57 totally screwed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-10-14 12:44 EDT by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-14 12:49:38 EDT
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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 2004-10-14 12:44:02 EDT
Theory is that /etc/init.d/gpm first sources /etc/sysconfig/mouse and
starts inputattach reading events from the real device sending them to
/dev/input/mice then sourcing /etc/sysconfig/gpm changing $DEVICE and
$MOUSETYPE for reading from /dev/input/mice.

/etc/init.d/gpm from gpm-1.20.1-57 sources both /etc/sysconfig/mouse
and /etc/sysconfig/gpm at startup causing inputattach to read from
non-existant /dev/input/mice.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-10-14 12:49:38 EDT
current version does away with /etc/sysconfig/gpm (does not detect it
or load it). sources /etc/sysconfig/mouse only (if it exists), then
fills in the MOUSETYPE and the DEVICE only if they have not already
been set by /etc/sysconfig/mouse, giving it the preference.

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