Bug 83691 - Not that great error message from gpm
Not that great error message from gpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-02-06 23:20 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:00 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.20.1-36
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Last Closed: 2003-07-29 11:23:40 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2003-02-06 23:20:27 EST
Description of problem:

If /dev/mouse does not exist an attempt to run gpm produces
this "interesting" message:

gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(984)

Eh?  "Please use option -m" or "Create /dev/mouse link" would be
somewhat more informative.

Moreover this does not seem to be printed on either stderr or stdout
as attempts to redirect that fail (or bash redirection is shot? - I
actually do not know).

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-07-29 11:23:40 EDT
The gpm oops msgs have been changed for 1.20.1

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