Slackware :: Get Standard PS/2 Wheel Mouse Working On The Console Command Line
Aug 13, 2010
I am trying to get my standard PS/2 Wheel mouse working on the Console command line, and seem to be having major problems getting it to work.
For the record, I am NOT talking about X, Xterm's or any Graphical Interface, my mouse wheel works fine in these environments.
I am purely concerned with getting the mouse wheel to work on the Console.
After many hours of reading forum posts about getting the wheel to work on the Console, this is what I have tried to date:
1. I have downloaded and installed every version of gpm I could find in the hope that one would utilise the wheel. (No Success).
2. I compiled and installed the latest version of gpm stable (1.20.6) to see if the wheel would work with it. (No Success).
3. I have tried setting up gpm-1.20.6 as a repeater to X, using every string I could find (msc, ms3, pnp .. etc), as well as every /dev entry in xorg.conf /dev/mouse, /dev/input/mice/, dev/gpmdata/, /dev/psaux ... etc). (No Success).
4. Created directories and configured a gpm.conf to both /etc/ and /etc/conf.d/ in the hope that gpm was looking for them there (read that in one forum or another). (No Success).
5. I then tried to find mouse wheel patches for gpm, and then downloaded the relevant version source gpm.***.tar.gz to go with these patches. Nearly every single one of the patches failed to apply (using patch -p1 >), except for one version I tried that did apply ... but then failed to make (stating that the source had a different signedness or some such thing) ??? (No Success).
6. I looked into IMwheel, but that seemed to be a purely X program that was a lazy way of writing ZAxisMapping in xorg.conf. (No Success).
So now I am stumped ... Does anyone know if if is possible to get:
a). A Wheel Mouse Patch for a recent version of gpm (1.20.6) that will actually apply, and then make?
b). A prepackaged recent version of gpm-1.20.6.tgz that has been patched to enable the wheel that I can use?
c). Any other information that may enable the mouse wheel to start working on the console.
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