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Old 12-05-2005, 05:14 AM   #1
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Question Few questions on Slackware


Ok, where to begin. First of all I'm a noob so go easy on me with complicated stuff. I have a few problems which I'd like to solve..so:

I'm using slackware 10.2, kernel 2.4 (default one)

1.I want to set my mouse to use the scroll wheel. Mouse has two buttons and a wheel.

2.When I start linux it loades the console and I have to use startx to use GUI, how can I change it to start with GUI?

3.If I'm not logged in as root I can't read the NTFS volume where is windows

4.I want to be able to shut down linux from GUI.

5.I downloaded the last nvidia drivers for linux but when I wanted to install the I had a problem, something was missing. I used a 3 ( or 5) step tutorial which I've found somewhere here.

That's all (for now), thank you very much for any help.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
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1. Modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf, in mouse section add the following line

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

2. Modify /etc/inittab, change
id:3:initdefault:
to
id:4:initdefault:

3. man mount
man fstab

4.It depends on your window manager or desktop environment.

5.Do you have kernel source installed?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 05:32 AM   #3
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1. See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...heel+slackware

2. See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ittab+runlevel

5. We'll need more information.

When you have questions, also make sure to search the forum and use google. This way the same questions are not answered again and again.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
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Ok, first of all thanx a lot. I've solved the fisrt 3. Now, more info:

I'm using kde 3.4 which came with slack. Do I have a kernel source installed? huh, how do I know that? I unstalled all the packages that came on dvd, and never touched other stuff.. How can I check that?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:19 AM   #5
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oh..yeah one more thing I have lexmark X1170 printer. What I have to do to make it work on linux?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:23 AM   #6
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Do I have a kernel source installed? huh, how do I know that?
Try "ls /var/log/packages | grep kernel". If you see "kernel-source-version", then it's installed.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:37 AM   #7
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kernel-headers-2.4.31-i386-1
kernel-ide-2.4.31-i486-1
kernel-modules-2.4.31-i486-1
kernel-source-2.4.31-noarch-1-this should be it? right? now what?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:40 AM   #8
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right! Now check /var/log/nvidia-installer.log for error details.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:41 AM   #9
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-bash: cd: /var/log/nvidia-installer.log: No such file or directory
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:42 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arles
kernel-headers-2.4.31-i386-1
kernel-ide-2.4.31-i486-1
kernel-modules-2.4.31-i486-1
kernel-source-2.4.31-noarch-1-this should be it? right? now what?
Yes, the last entry says the kernel source is installed. Can you tell us what was missing? Are you sure there is no nvidia module installed -- you know you have to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf afterwards to make the compiled module load? You can post the output of

Code:
find /lib/modules -iname "*nvidia*"
That will tell us if the nvida module was properly compiled.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:47 AM   #11
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Ok, now I remember..It was on my other computer and when trying to install it was saying this:

Code:
can't find a precompiled Kernel
but now I have a kernel source and there should be no problem right?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:50 AM   #12
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I've found this http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ution_specific

I'll try to follow the tutor, and if I fail I'll post here a problem
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:51 AM   #13
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It's okay if it says that there's no precompiled module for the installed kernel. The nvidia installer will build and install it for you. Be sure to make the changes in xorg.conf. Look at the README or INSTALL file from the nvidia installer. You definitely have to replace "nv" with "nvidia" as driver, not sure about the rest.

EDIT: Too slow the link you posted looks fine.

Last edited by titopoquito; 12-05-2005 at 06:52 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:52 AM   #14
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Then installer will ask you if want to download precompiled kernel interface from the NVIDIA ftp site, chose no, let the installer compile a kernel interface for your kernel.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:55 AM   #15
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ok. I hope it will work, now downloading the drivers. do you have any suggestions on changing the kernel? I', using the default 2.4, is 2.6.X better?
 
  


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