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Bug 83691

Summary: Not that great error message from gpm
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michal Jaegermann <michal>
Component: gpmAssignee: Eido Inoue <havill>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 1.20.1-36 Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-07-29 15:23:40 UTC Type: ---
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2003-02-07 04:20:27 UTC
Description of problem:

If /dev/mouse does not exist an attempt to run gpm produces
this "interesting" message:

gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(984)

Eh?  "Please use option -m" or "Create /dev/mouse link" would be
somewhat more informative.

Moreover this does not seem to be printed on either stderr or stdout
as attempts to redirect that fail (or bash redirection is shot? - I
actually do not know).


Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-07-29 15:23:40 UTC
The gpm oops msgs have been changed for 1.20.1