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I launch some text mode program (which accepts mouse input, like MC...) in text terminal and want to be able to use my mouse.

Is there some command I should enter to enable mouse support in this text terminals?

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sudo apt-get install gpm

and reboot

and then it will work

As of 12.04.3 there is no need to reboot.

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  • "service gpm start" may be necessary.
    – Paul Tsai
    Jun 30 '20 at 17:17

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