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Last change on this file since 004a8284 was 004a8284, checked in by DJ Lucas <dj@…>, 19 years ago

updated xine libs and ui and added GPMOPTS

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY gpm-download-http " ">
8<!ENTITY gpm-download-ftp "ftp://arcana.linux.it/pub/gpm/gpm-&gpm-version;.tar.bz2">
9<!ENTITY gpm-size "556 KB">
10<!ENTITY gpm-buildsize "5.3 MB">
11<!ENTITY gpm-time "0.09 SBU">
12
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="gpm" xreflabel="GPM-&gpm-version;">
16<?dbhtml filename="gpm.html"?>
17<title><acronym>GPM</acronym>-&gpm-version;</title>
18
19<sect2>
20<title>Introduction to <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application></title>
21
22<para>The <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application> (General
23Purpose Mouse daemon) package contains a mouse server for the console
24and <command>xterm</command>. It not only provides cut and paste support
25generally, but its library component is used by various software such as
26<application>Links</application> to provide mouse support to the
27application. It is useful on desktops, especially if following
28(Beyond) Linux From Scratch instructions; it's often much easier (and
29less error prone) to cut and paste between two console windows than to
30type everything by hand!</para>
31
32<sect3><title>Package information</title>
33<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
34<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
35url="&gpm-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
36<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
37url="&gpm-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
38<listitem><para>Download size: &gpm-size;</para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required:
40&gpm-buildsize;</para></listitem>
41<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
42&gpm-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
43</sect3>
44
45<sect3><title>Additional downloads</title>
46<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
47<listitem><para>Recommended patch: <ulink
48url="&patch-root;/gpm-1.20.1-segfault.patch"/></para></listitem>
49<listitem><para>Recommended patch: <ulink
50url="&patch-root;/gpm-1.20.1-silent.patch"/></para></listitem>
51</itemizedlist>
52</sect3>
53
54</sect2>
55
56<sect2>
57<title>Installation of <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application></title>
58
59<para>Install <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application> by running the following commands:
60</para>
61
62<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../gpm-1.20.1-segfault.patch &amp;&amp;
63patch -Np1 -i ../gpm-1.20.1-silent.patch &amp;&amp;
64LDFLAGS="-lm" ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &amp;&amp;
65make &amp;&amp;
66make install &amp;&amp;
67cp conf/gpm-root.conf /etc &amp;&amp;
68ldconfig -n -l /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1.19.0</command></userinput></screen>
69</sect2>
70
71<sect2>
72<title>Command explanations</title>
73
74<para><command>LDFLAGS="-lm"</command>: The math library
75 must be linked with <command>gpm</command>, as ceil() is used in some cursor
76scrolling logic.</para>
77
78<para><command>ldconfig -n -l </command>: During installation, gpm outputs a
79message to run the above command to create the proper library links.</para>
80
81</sect2>
82
83<sect2>
84<title>Configuring <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application></title>
85
86<sect3><title>gpm init.d script</title>
87<para>Install the <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm</filename>
88init script included in the
89<xref linkend="intro-important-bootscripts"/> package.</para>
90
91<screen><userinput><command>make install-gpm</command></userinput></screen>
92
93</sect3>
94
95<sect3><title>Config files</title>
96<para><filename>/etc/sysconfig/mouse</filename>
97This file contains the name of your mouse device and the protocol which
98it uses. To create this file, run the following:</para>
99
100<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /etc/sysconfig/mouse &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
101# Begin /etc/sysconfig/mouse
102
103MDEVICE="<replaceable>[yourdevice]</replaceable>"
104PROTOCOL="<replaceable>[yourprotocol]</replaceable>"
105GPMOPTS="<replaceable>[additional options]</replaceable>"
106
107# End /etc/sysconfig/mouse
108<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
109</sect3>
110
111<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
112
113<para>Examples of values to set <envar>MDEVICE</envar>,
114<envar>PROTOCOL</envar>, and <envar>GPMOPTS</envar> to are:</para>
115
116<screen><userinput>MDEVICE="/dev/psaux"
117PROTOCOL="imps2"
118GPMOPTS=""</userinput></screen>
119
120<para>A list of which protocol values are known can be found by running
121<command>gpm -t -help</command>. The <envar>MDEVICE</envar> setting
122depends on which type of mouse you have. For example,
123<filename>/dev/ttyS0</filename> for a serial mouse (on Windows this is
124COM1), <filename>/dev/input/mice</filename> is often used for
125<acronym>USB</acronym> mice and <filename>/dev/psaux</filename> for PS2
126mice. <envar>GPMOPTS</envar> is the 'catch all' for any
127additional options that are needed for your hardware.</para>
128
129</sect3>
130
131</sect2>
132
133<sect2>
134<title>Contents</title>
135
136<para>The <application><acronym>GPM</acronym></application> package contains
137<command>gpm</command>,
138<command>gpm-root</command>, <command>disable-paste</command>
139and <command>mev</command>.</para>
140
141</sect2>
142
143<sect2><title>Description</title>
144
145<sect3><title>gpm</title>
146<para><command>gpm</command> is a cut and paste utility and mouse server for
147virtual consoles.</para></sect3>
148
149<sect3><title>gpm-root</title>
150<para><command>gpm-root</command> is a default handler for
151<command>gpm</command>. It is used to draw menus on the
152root window.</para></sect3>
153
154<sect3><title>disable-paste</title>
155<para>No description available.</para></sect3>
156
157<sect3><title>mev</title>
158<para><command>mev</command> is a program to report mouse events.</para></sect3>
159
160</sect2>
161
162</sect1>
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