[blfs-support] Links vs GPM

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Sat Sep 20 15:10:40 PDT 2014

On 09/20/2014 04:56 PM, spiky wrote:
> 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
Ooooops. No I didn't. But I tested. All works well. Thanks, Spiky (says 
Dan with a beet-red face).


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