The mc-4.5.30 package shipped with RH 6.0 is compiled
with the wrong gpm version (probably lesser than gpm 1.17
included in the RH 6.0 distributive). Due to this mouse
does not work with mc on the linux text console. The
mc-4.5.30 package must be recompiled with gpm 1.17 libs.
This solves the problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3657 ***