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     gpm.conf — startup configuration file for gpm


     gpm.conf specifies options to be passed to the gpm daemon at start time.  It is parsed by
     the init script, rather than by gpm itself.  It comprises variable assignments in Bourne
     shell syntax: variable=value (with no extra spaces; to embed spaces or other shell
     metacharacters in values, use quotes as in shell scripting).  Blank lines and lines
     beginning with a hash ("#") are ignored.

     Settings are implemented by setting flags on the gpm command line; these are documented in
     gpm(8).  The following variable names are specified:

     device  Specifies the device file for your primary mouse.  This sets -m.

     type    Specifies the protocol for your primary mouse.  This sets -t.

     device2, type2
             The same as device and type, but for your secondary mouse.  These set -m and -t
             after passing -M.  If either of these are defined, both must be.

             Specifies the responsiveness for your primary mouse.  This sets -r.

             Specifies the sample rate for your primary mouse.  This sets -s.

             Enables the gpm repeater and sets the repeater protocol, using the -R flag.  Repeat
             type none or an empty value will disable the repeater.

     append  Any options specified here are appended to the gpm command line.  If you use
             multiple options, you will need to enclose the value in quotes ("").


     A simple gpm.conf file for a PS/2 mouse whose protocol should be autodetected, and which
     should be repeated in /dev/gpmdata as a serial Microsoft Intellimouse:

           # Sample gpm.conf


     This will cause the daemon to be started as gpm -m /dev/psaux -t autops2 -Rms3.




     gpm(8), dpkg-reconfigure(8).  dpkg-reconfigure gpm can be used to generate and update the
     gpm.conf file automatically.