how do I...

Michael Scheibel m.scheibel at
Fri Nov 11 14:31:42 CET 2005

Am Freitag 11 November 2005 12:26 schrieb Christian Helmuth:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 05:19:02PM +0100, Michael Scheibel wrote:
> > 2. Disable the DOpE mouse pointer in the L4Linux console window.
> Why do you want to do this? Dope is your (secure) GUI and it should always
> be able to indicate its focus and the mouse position. What does X11 with
> the mouse cursor if you write an email?

Well, it's quite difficult to pull down menus because the two mouse pointers 
do not overlay and the DoPE mouse pointer cannot leave the (active) L4Linux 
console window. 

> Nonetheless, you could hack dope to not only "grab" the mouse, but also
> "make it invisible".

Unfortunately this won't solve the problem stated above.

> > 3. Resize the L4Linux console window without just stretching it.
> To change this, the L4Linux console stub must be modified. As we only use
> one stub for l4con (fixed resolution) and dope, we will not implement such
> a feature. A modified stub would try to adapt to window size changes
> (hopefully) propagated by dope.

Maybe I am going to take a look in a spare minute. A q&d hack might do the 
job, don't you think?

> > 3. Play Quake :) (where do I get it?)
> Maybe there's an install package for your Linux distribution or Windows
> around. For my Debian, there is :-)

Actually I would prefer a secure Quake ;)

Hm, this seems to be a low latency list - thank you!


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