If youíre used to a GUI environment, you might feel a bit out of your element while working at the terminal. Sure, you can learn to map hotkeys and to use navigational tricks, but darn it all, sometimes itís just nice to be able to copy and paste!
Donít fret; your mouse doesnít have to go to waste. In fact, depending upon how you have configured your system, the mouse daemonmousedmay already be enabled. The job of this daemon is to listen for mouse data in order to pass it to your console driver.
Of course, if youíre usingscreen [Hack #12], you can also take advantage of its copy and paste mechanism.
If X Is Already Installed
If you installed and configured X when you installed your system,moused is most likely started for you when you boot up. You can check with this: