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Re: USB Mouse

From: Brian Reichert <reichert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:26:29 -0500

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:19:06PM +0100, Emiel Kollof wrote:
> Waste of time? Why? It's handy to be able to select and paste in a VT,
> just like in X. It even saved my ass a couple of times where I was able
> to copy and paste some stuff in a mail, a configuration file or onto a 
> commandline. Saves switching to and fro and typing stuff by hand.

I've utilized the 'screen' utility when I'm trapped on a console,
as it also provides a cut-and-paste feature.

But it's not perfect either, as it mucks with wierd tty settings...

I have to admit, I used the vidcontrol/moused combo often _just_
to test-fire a mouse, without the hassle of setting X set up.

X is much easier nowadays, between reasonable probing, and with
DPMS aware monitors...

> Strictly IMHO of course :)
> Cheers,
> Emiel
> -- 

Brian 'you Bastard' Reichert		<reichert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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