[SATLUG] Quake/Quake 2 Mouse Problem in Linux
w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Wed Jul 30 16:31:01 CDT 2003
that was an old system.. ran SuSE 8.2, and had a couple of bigfoot harddrives in
I think the drives have pretty much 'bit the big one' .. would like to know if
has any surplus 20 or 30gig drives laying about...
----- Original Message -----
From: "phrostie" <pfrostie at yahoo.com>
To: <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Quake/Quake 2 Mouse Problem in Linux
> this sounds like a conflict with the svga/console mouse driver. gpm? gmp?
> see if it is running?
> see if you have a link from /dev/gpmdata to /dev/mouse?
> --- Geoff/W5OMR <w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> > > OK, I know this is an "old school" question, but I'm having an issue
> > getting
> > > my mouse working with Q1 correctly on a Redhat 9 box (the mouse is erratic
> > > and constantly presses the left mouse button all by itself). I've
> > installed
> > > the latest SVGAlib and I'm using squake v1.09 (not xquake or xf86quake).
> > > I've googled and googled and have found tons of occurances of this problem
> > > (from, like, 1996) :) and all reference editing /etc/vga/libvga.config,
> > > which I have done over and over trying different mouse types to see what
> > > will work.
> > I'd had a problem (perhaps unrelated) with the mouse and a gui in Linux.
> > The symtoms were the same - the left button pressed itself, uncontrolably,
> > things opened, and were immediatly covered by new objects...
> > Accidently, I discovered that if I went to a line command window (what I
> > call 'normal' screen, since there's 6 of them, on only 1 gui screen) and
> > switched back, that the mouse started to behave more "properly".
> > Amazing part of that is, if I was in a command line screen for any length of
> > time, when I went back to the gui (Alt F7) the problem would return. In
> > fact, that's how I discovered it, to begin with. Switching from Alt F7, to
> > Ctrl-Alt-F8 and back, within a few seconds, would clear the 'mouse'
> > problem up.
> > I would suspect something in the X11 setup, but where to start? Why does
> > it happen, to begin with? Why is it able to be "fixed", by changing from
> > screen to another?
> > Gui's. Too much overhead requirement for the confiscation of system
> > resource.
> > Regards,
> > -Geoff
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