Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2184
Typo in initscript causes linuxconf to always restart gpm
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
Whenever I exit linuxconf, it says that it needs to run:
Executing: /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S85gpm start
gpm is already running--
[root@hh-terrance bryner]# ps ax|grep gpm
430 ? S 0:01 gpm -t ps/2
and I haven't made any changes to the mouse configuration.
This still happens in RH 6.0 final. If this is important, the mouse
type I selected during installation is "Logitech
I found the solution to this. In /etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm, there is a
typo on line 9:
# pidfile: /var/run/gpmpid
It should have a dot: "/var/run/gpm.pid". I tested it and verified
that this fixes the problem.
Bug 2462 is also a duplicate of this bug.
*** Bug 2462 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
For some odd reason, my Linuxconf keeps wanting to start gpm
even though it is started already.
I have noticed this behaviour in the Red Hat 5.9 Starbuck
release, after which I did not use any of the Raw Hide
builds, but one of my colleagues has noticed this, who has
used the most recent Raw Hide before we obtained Red Hat 6.0
from FTP and committed it to CD.
This typo is indeed in the 6.0 distribution.
fixed in gpm-1.17.5-4, available in Raw Hide