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Old 12-15-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
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First ever install of linux.


So my friends computer is broken and a fix it by putting my power supply into it and then trying to boot windows. Windows is broken, big surprise. So I got the mandrake iso's and it seems like things are going great. Wish me luck!
 
Old 12-15-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Good luck dude!!! And welcome to the wonderful world of Linux!
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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worked FLAWLESSLY. I am very impressed now I just need to figure out how to change the mouse pointer and get the scroll wheel to work. AMAZING
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:56 AM   #4
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To get your scroll wheel to work, look in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file for a section that looks similar to this....
(In Mandrake, it may be in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4)

The important part is the Protocol, ZAxisMapping, and Buttons line.
If you have a mouse with buttons on the side for forward and back in a browser, set Buttons to 7. If you don't have those buttons, set Buttons to 5.

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

# 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"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "7"
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:17 AM   #5
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