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boingoneCommented:
what is your system config of Linux??
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nigesAuthor Commented:
What the hell do you mean??????


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ahoffmannCommented:
Do have gpm running? Check with ps ax|grep gpm.
If so please kill it and try again.
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nigesAuthor Commented:
An update on the problem. I just found that if I startx and the mouse is not working then all I need to do to get it working is take it out of the port on the back and plug it ack in and it is instantly working??????? This is all done whilst x-windows is working....

puzzling hey? I need lots of help on this one...

--Nige
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ahoffmannCommented:
If you need help, give us the requested information, please.
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Dane PickeringCommented:
This is niges at a friends house, what do I type. Do I tyoe "ps ax|grep gpm" everything between the brackets????

--Nige
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ahoffmannCommented:
yes everything between the double quotes.
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nigesAuthor Commented:
Thankyou ahoffman... that works, now I have got some scripts that start gpm and kill it when I startx and restart it when I finish x. that was the problem, a very wierd one at that.

Anyway thanks for your help, it solved my problem...

Please post a blank answer or something so I can give you the points....

--Nige
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ahoffmannCommented:
That's the way it works :-)

BTW, you would have gotten this information from various READMEs (XFre86) too.
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nigesAuthor Commented:
I musta skipped that section about gpm in the HOWTO... Oh well, excellent answer anyway..

--Nige
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