Thank you very much for answering.
Originally Posted by tommyttt
I don't use suspend so can't help on this part.You don't say which desktop you're using (Kde, Gnome, etc). I can only speak about Kde but any desltop should have a settings menu somewhere. In that you should be able to change the mouse settings
I do not use any desktop in particular, just Xorg with compiz window manager, emerald window decorator, and feh as background (though I have not figured out yet how I can have files on the desktop (like normal DEs)). Everything is started from ~/.xinitrc when I run startx after logging in to console. This is because I do not have much space to spare for a full featured desktop. I'm thinking of maybe switching to Xmonad or Awesome3. I suppose the same problem would appear there. It's the Arch Way I guess
If it worked prior to the reinstalling, I would recommend another reinstall, keeping notes of what settings you configure.
Nice suggestion. However, I'm not very good at taking notes of anything (like in math lessons). It is so many small things involving setting up a desktop. However, I have a workstation where I have gone through the ecsactly the same procedure as what I did since last install. They are both x86_64 (or amd64, if you will). Is there some way I could diff the two of them (I am just thinking in a very loud way).
I am really out of suggestions for myself right now.
This is maybe some shorted down version of where I am right now in the process of installing packages and such:
- Installing arch core system
- setting up networking (I had to use the propertary broadcom driver for my wireless-N card)
- mounting ntfs partitions
- starting to figure out I maybe needing X for writing on OpenOffice and viewing pdf documents
- installing all of xorg, hal, fdi, compiz, emerald, feh, nice font libraries etc. ...
- Trying to configure HAL <<<<I'm here
- doing computer activities
- sleeping (maybe with pm-suspend)
- waking it up again (as described prevously)
- becoming frustrated becuse HAL does not work ('I can't let you do that ... ' - HAL)