[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#743566: mc: Failed gpm connect attempt

Dmitry Borisyuk q1werty at i.com.ua
Sat Dec 20 22:22:14 UTC 2014

> It should work with mouse if "gpm" package is installed... Also this 
> functionality depends on value of TERM environment variable. See details in 
> the upstream ticket:
>    http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/3208

It _should_ work, but _does_ it work?
I cannot make it work in console, in both wheezy and jessie, regardless of $TERM.
I have gpm and screen installed, I login in, say, tty1, and do "screen mc" - it doesn't respond to mouse.

OK, if we assume this is normal, then I propose this simple patch:

--- a/lib/tty/key.c
+++ b/lib/tty/key.c
@@ -2092,7 +2092,6 @@
                         /* Try to reopen gpm_mouse connection */
                         disable_mouse ();
-                        enable_mouse ();

After this, syslog isn't flooded, and "screen mc" even works with mouse under X.

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