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Bug 54004 - /etc/init.d/gpm does not use DEVICE correctly
/etc/init.d/gpm does not use DEVICE correctly
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 36995
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-25 07:56 EDT by Carl-Johan Kjellander
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-06 15:39:57 EST
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A patch to fix /etc/init.d/gpm (280 bytes, patch)
2001-09-25 07:57 EDT, Carl-Johan Kjellander
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Description Carl-Johan Kjellander 2001-09-25 07:56:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
I think there is a typo in /etc/init.d/gpm. If you try to set
the mouse device in /etc/sysconfig/mouse to something like:


then gpm will still try to use /dev/mouse. The offending lines in
/etc/init.c/gpm are:

	if [ -n "$DEVICE" ]; then

This means that if DEVICE is set to something set it to
/dev/mouse instead. The lines should be:

	if [ -z "$DEVICE" ]; then

This means, if DEVICE is NOT set, then set it to /dev/mouse.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set DEVICE to something else than /dev/mouse in /etc/sysconfig/mouse.
2. Start gpm with /etc/init.d/gpm


Actual Results:  Gpm uses /dev/mouse as device.

Expected Results:  Gpm should use what you have set DEVICE to in

Additional info:
Comment 1 Carl-Johan Kjellander 2001-09-25 07:57:28 EDT
Created attachment 32559 [details]
A patch to fix /etc/init.d/gpm
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-22 16:33:46 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36995 ***

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