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
type Specifies the protocol for your primary mouse. This sets
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
sample_rate Specifies the sample rate for your primary mouse. This
repeat_type 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
# Sample gpm.conf
This will cause the daemon to be started as gpm -m /dev/psaux -t autops2
gpm(8), dpkg-reconfigure(8). dpkg-reconfigure gpm can be used to
generate and update the gpm.conf file automatically.