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# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
this is assuming your logitech is a wheel mouse. buttons 4 and 5 are scroll up/down with the wheel, respectively. if that still doesn't work, it's not a usb mouse is it? you might have forgotten to add usb support...i don't know.
i had trouble with my onboard ethernet card because of ACPI, which i had to disable in my BIOS - hold DEL or F2 during boot to access your BIOS.
now, let's see, what else. when you type dmesg at command prompt, can you see where it recognizes your drives? any errors? (scroll by holding down the right shift key and pressing pageUP/pageDOWN).
in fact, if you could post any part of dmesg here that you think is relevant (the whole thing is kinda long, but any errors you see, or places where it recognizes your mouse, usb, eth0 - that sort of thing), that would help troubleshoot too.
i'm going to look around for other stuff to help you out, post back in a bit.
I just outta nowhere typed ls at root and saw a file called xf86config.new. I typed xf86config and it came up with like a configure xf86 wizard. Started walking me through it, but i had to abort cause I don't know the refresh rate of my monitor and some other weird value.
If you find anything ...post. This thread's growing quite a tail. Thanks again y'all.
well, the bash$ is just my promt - not something you should type, sorry if that wasn't clear. as for the second command, did you leave a space between emacs and the path? emacs is the command that starts the emacs text editor, and you can either specify a file to open, or just type emacs <enter> and then Ctrl-x Ctrl-f and then specify the directory. does that help?
btw, if you want all the info on your monitor (more than you need, and more than I quite understand) do this:
bash-2.05b# /usr/bin/X11/gtf 1024 768 60 -xv
here are my results:
usage: /usr/bin/X11/gtf x y refresh [-v|--verbose] [-f|--fbmode] [-x|-xf86mode]
x : the desired horizontal resolution (required)
y : the desired vertical resolution (required)
refresh : the desired refresh rate (required)
-v|--verbose : enable verbose printouts (traces each step of the computation)
-f|--fbmode : output an fbset(8)-style mode description
-x|-xf86mode : output an XFree86-style mode description (this is the default
if no mode description is requested)
# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)
Hey guys. Nothing's working
I can't use emacs. It keeps saying command not found. I use
vi XF86Config , but I don't know how to save my changes. I type startx after I thought i had configured via that xf86config command but it just say fatal server error...screens found but none with right configuration. What do i do? My internet still doesn't work either. I'm starting to lose faith in this Linux deal.
Just use that command on finding out about your screen stuff mcd just gave you, write that down, and go through that "xf86config" program again. Just go through the entire thing, and guess at some stuff if you *really* have no idea about the value (make educated guesses though; and remember that it's always better to choose some conservative value if you're absolutely unsure).
Do that, try running startx again, and if it doesn't work, post your *exact* error message here (it shouldn't be *too* long...hopefully).
this might not appear to be that helpful, but if your totally totally new to Linux you might be better trying something like RedHat. I ran RedHat for a while and it auto configured all internet settings very easily, and i had no problems. When it came to some other distributions i have huge amount of troubles though
OK I'll do that right now. What text editor can I use to alter XF86Config-4 , AND be able to save changes? I tried vi but i don't know how to save. Are there any others? should I even be messing with this?
If you run the program "xf86congif" you don't need to manually edit or save anything. But if you, after you've run xf86config, still want to manually edited some stuff in the XF86Config file, you can do so by typing the following at the command prompt:
It should open a file starts off with a bunch of text and #'s.
But really... *first* run that xf86config... and run it *completely*. Then try startx, and then come back here if it doesn't work. And also please post the output of that "lsconfig eth0" command... I'm still curious about it.