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|Installing and enabling the GPM daemon.|
GPM, short for general purpose mouse, is a daemon that provides mouse support for Linux virtual consoles. It is included in most Linux distributions.
Template:Codeline provides console mouse support:
# pacman -S
The Template:Codeline parameter precedes the declaration of the mouse to be used. The Template:Codeline parameter precedes the type of mouse. To get a list of available types for the Template:Codeline option, run gpm with Template:Codeline.
$ gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t help
The gpm package needs to be started with a few parameters. These parameters can be added in the file Template:Filename or used when running gpm directly.
- For PS/2 mice, replace the existing line with:
GPM_ARGS="-m /dev/psaux -t ps2"
- Whereas USB mice should use:
GPM_ARGS="-m /dev/input/mice -t imps2"
- And IBM Trackpoints need:
GPM_ARGS="-m /dev/input/mice -t ps2"
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng gpm network netfs crond)
For more information see Template:Codeline.