Bug 2184 - Typo in initscript causes linuxconf to always restart gpm
Typo in initscript causes linuxconf to always restart gpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
: 2462 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-04-14 14:19 EDT by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 10:44:57 EDT
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Description Brian Ryner 1999-04-14 14:19:42 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.
Comment 1 Brian Ryner 1999-04-29 15:51:59 EDT
This still happens in RH 6.0 final.  If this is important, the mouse
type I selected during installation is "Logitech
Comment 2 Brian Ryner 1999-05-02 18:13:59 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-03 11:44:59 EDT
*** 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.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-05-24 10:34:59 EDT
This typo is indeed in the 6.0 distribution.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-24 10:44:59 EDT
fixed in gpm-1.17.5-4, available in Raw Hide

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