[Gpm] serial to PS/2 translation

Clive Wright clive_wright@telinco.co.uk
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 20:06:26 +0000

Loginov Max wrote:
> Can somebody tell me somewhat about such qestion:
> can GPM translate serial mouse protocol (Microsoft, i.e. gpm -t ms) to
> PS/2 protocol? And if it can, how to do this?
> Problem arise from this:
> I have serial mouse and in console it works fine, but Xserver for my
> hardware support PS/2 and busmouse only. And so, I cannot use my
> serial mouse in X! :-(
> The way to solve this problem, I suppose, so:
> if GPM can translate protocols, use translator and repeater (like
> option -R) to redirect transleted output to some socket (like
> /dev/gpmdata). And say Xserver to use this socket instead /dev/mouse
> for mouse device.
> What you think about this?

I think you have answered your own question.
Tip: use busmouse not PS/2

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 Section "Pointer"

    Protocol    "Busmouse"
    Device      "/dev/gpmdata"


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