[blfs-support] Links vs GPM

spiky martynvidler at aol.com
Sat Sep 20 14:56:23 PDT 2014

On 09/20/14 22:49, Dan McGhee wrote:
> I've run into what has turned out to be an interesting situation with 
> Links and GPM.  In my new, and quite minimal, LFS-7.5 system, I could 
> not "copy and paste" using GPM.  In fact, in trying to do this, I got 
> no highlighting at all.  Additionally, I could use none of the keys to 
> select anything in Links.  I thought that this was the first time I 
> had run into this, but, apparently, I have the same situation on my 
> {,B}LFS-7.4 system.
> I've re-compiled and re-installed, both Links and GPM, trying 
> different options each time.  Nothing helped.  The Links page in the 
> book talks about using libpng, libTIFF and jpeg-turbo to help Links 
> decode images.  I didn't install them because I thought I would be 
> working completely with text.
> In both systems I can "copy and paste" from terminal-to-terminal using 
> vim and command line as the sources for copying.
> So that I can continue to "play" with GRUB, I'm going to build Lynx 
> and see what happens.
> But I sure would appreciate any suggestions on the Links situation.
> Thanks,
> Dan
I take it you did try Shift and Left mouse key to copy in links, and 
right key to paste

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