source: general/sysutils/gpm/gpm-config.xml@ 2be20f1b

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1<sect2>
2<title>Configuring <application>gpm</application></title>
3
4<sect3><title>gpm init.d script</title>
5<para>The <application>gpm</application> init.d script can be created using
6the following commands: (This assumes that you have followed the
7<acronym>LFS</acronym> default of having your $rc_base set to <filename
8class="directory">/etc/rc.d</filename>)</para>
9<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
10#!/bin/sh
11# Begin $rc_base/init.d/gpm
12
13# Based on sysklogd script from LFS-3.1 and earlier.
14# Rewritten by Gerard Beekmans - gerard@linuxfromscratch.org
15# GPM specific parts by Mark Hymers - markh@linuxfromscratch.org
16
17source /etc/sysconfig/rc
18source $rc_functions
19
20if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/mouse ]
21 then
22 source /etc/sysconfig/mouse
23fi
24
25if [ -z "$MDEVICE" ] || [ -z "$PROTOCOL" ]
26 then
27 echo "Please create an /etc/sysconfig/mouse file containing"
28 echo "MDEVICE and PROTOCOL values"
29 exit 1;
30fi
31
32case "$1" in
33 start)
34 echo "Starting gpm..."
35 loadproc gpm -m $MDEVICE -t $PROTOCOL
36 ;;
37
38 stop)
39 echo "Stopping gpm..."
40 killproc gpm
41 ;;
42
43 restart)
44 $0 stop
45 sleep 1
46 $0 start
47 ;;
48
49 status)
50 statusproc gpm
51 ;;
52
53 *)
54 echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
55 exit 1
56 ;;
57esac
58
59# End $rc_base/init.d/gpm
60<command>EOF
61chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm</command></userinput></screen>
62
63<para>You then need to create symbolic links to this file in the relevant rc.d
64directories. For example:
65<screen><userinput><command>cd /etc/rc.d/init.d &amp;&amp;
66ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc0.d/K10gpm &amp;&amp;
67ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc1.d/K10gpm &amp;&amp;
68ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc2.d/K10gpm &amp;&amp;
69ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc3.d/S70gpm &amp;&amp;
70ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc4.d/S70gpm &amp;&amp;
71ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc5.d/S70gpm &amp;&amp;
72ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc6.d/K10gpm</command></userinput></screen></para></sect3>
73
74<sect3><title>Config files</title>
75<para><filename>/etc/sysconfig/mouse</filename>
76This file contains the name of your mouse device and the protocol which
77it uses. To create this file, run the following:</para>
78
79<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /etc/sysconfig/mouse &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
80# start /etc/sysconfig/mouse
81MDEVICE=yourdevice
82PROTOCOL=yourprotocol
83# end /etc/sysconfig/mouse
84<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
85</sect3>
86
87<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
88
89<para>Examples of values to set <envar>MDEVICE</envar> and
90<envar>PROTOCOL</envar> to are</para>
91
92<screen><userinput>MDEVICE=/dev/psaux
93PROTOCOL=imps2</userinput></screen>
94
95<para>A list of which protocol values are known can be found by running
96<command>gpm -t -help</command>. Your <envar>MDEVICE</envar> setting depends on
97which type of mouse you have. For example,
98<filename>/dev/ttyS0</filename> for a serial mouse (on Windows this is
99COM1), <filename>/dev/input/mice</filename> is often used for
100<acronym>USB</acronym> mice
101and <filename>/dev/psaux</filename> for <acronym>PS2</acronym> mice. It is normally
102thought not a good idea to link <filename>/dev/mouse</filename> to the relevant device, but
103instead to reference it directly.</para>
104
105</sect3>
106
107</sect2>
108
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