Ladies & Gents,
Laptop 2 rbees 0
I am trying to set up Debian Lenny on a laptop and it seams to be winning. I did get a successful install and all that and it runs fine. But on two fronts it seams to be winning.
The most annoying first. Disabling the touchtap thing.
I have edited xorg.conf to contain the same info that is in my laptop which has that tap thing disabled yet this laptop refuses to yield to my changes. When I run 'synclient -l' I get "Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?"
I double double quad checked that entry in xorg.conf and it is correct.
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Form what I have read I have come to two conclusions. 1 the touchpad in this laptop is not compatible with the synaptics driver. So how do I identify this touch pad. I have not found any commands to run via google. lspci and lsusb don't show it. If I could identify it I might be able to find more relevant instruction via google.
2. The touchpad is not assigned the standard /dev/psaux device file. If this is the case then SMHConfig could not find it to talk to it. Hench, how do I find out where the system sees the touchpad so that I can change xorg.conf to reflect where it really is.
Pointers and or links would be much appreciated.
On to the second problem.
This laptop does not have built in wireless and so uses a Trendnet TEW-421PC :B1 card. I have followed the directions and installed the ndiswrapper and driver with success. I can activate the card with 'modprobe ndiswrapper' and all seams to be fine with it, but I can't get it to connect to the wireless service. For some reason it will not pick up an ip. This card is working fine in xp. I have made an entry in /etc/network/interfaces for my local wireless with no success. I have setup a config in the kde control panel for my local network yet nothing seams to be working.
KWiFiManager will scan and report that my wireless service is available but I can't connect to it. I seam to be missing something.
I have done the whole un/reinstall thingy with the driver and wrapper. I did see at one point that there is a native driver, alpha I think, but have not been able to locate that page again.
If anyone could help me with either one of these problems I am sure the owner would be very thankful.
Thanks for your assistance