[links-list] Re: gpm crashes when swithing from X to console.

Petr Kulhavy brain at artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Tue May 21 23:57:43 PDT 2002

On Wed, 22 May 2002, Wiktor Grebla wrote:

> Hi, gpm problem again.
> gpm 1.19.6
> Links 2.0pre1
> links -g on framebuffer, works fine, but when i change to XFree and then
> back to console, there is no running gpm process. In messages i have:
> May 22 00:04:54 greblus gpm[1103]: imps2: PS/2 mouse failed init
> maj 22 00:04:54 greblus links: Warning: closing connection
> maj 22 00:04:54 greblus links: Warning: closing connection
> When i try to start it again i get:
> root at greblus:/home/greblus# gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2 -d 3
> root at greblus:/home/greblus# gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(1003)
> mouse initialization failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
> If i start gpm without any arguments it starts, then i have to kill it,
> and i can start it as usual.

And what happens without links? When you run e.g. midnight commander,
switch to X, then back --- does the mouse work (clicking on buttons and


Petr `Brain' Kulhavy
<brain at artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

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