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Old 03-30-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
AndyRids
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List of problems


Since this the newb area and most of the threads I have read don't relate to the specific problems I am having, I hope I am not out of order by just placing a kinnda list here and hoping you nice peeps will take pity on my ignorance.

Here go's

I'm using Slackware 10.2

1. How to make the "Lisa Deamon" start at boot

2. Samba is installed and I can browse the local network but it is complaining that its "conf" file is missing, I found the sample one.. And tried to make my own but that didnt work out very well all I manage to do is crash the console...

3. CUPS is installed but seems to be missing some files.. How do I configure this. The printer I have is on a USB and attached to the system running Linux if thats of any help.

4. Microsoft standard wireless optical mouse on a USB with my keyboard ... Keyboard works fine and so does the ps2 mouse attached to the KVM switch... Whats the settings I need to put in the xorg.conf file to get the USB mouse to work as well as the ps2 one? ..... I tried to do this twice and kde refused to start, so I had to replace it with a backup

Thats about it for the moment, Thanks for any help given in advance.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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you can read this nice tutorial for mouse problems and experiment with the conf file, http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sdeg/ . concerning daemons - i´ve read somewhere that /etc/rc.d is responsible for daemons launch at startup, if you find (i hope it´s in this folder) the one you need you can switch it on with a
chmod 0755 ¨name of daemon¨ (0755 are the rights to use the file - with the 0755 privileges it´s executable) or instead of it use chmod +x name of the daemon which is equivalent
hope that would help somehow :-)

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Old 03-30-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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Thanks

Got Lisa running at boot now..

Samba still complaining about its conf file not existing, Still ned to know how to make one ? or one that works even would be great lol

As for CUPS well I read that via "http://localhost:631" i should be able to configure it... Nope it wont allow me access even logged in as root and it dont prompt me for user or password either ??

Still cant get USB and Ps2 mice working at the same time.. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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concerning usb devices - try enabling rc.hotplug
it is responsible for detecting usb devices, my usb mouse doesn´t start without this module

also you can try this one - http://www.linuxprinting.org/cups-doc.html for CUPS

many helpful docs on the web, here are the links: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=428610 (in the end of thread)
i found really much useful information there, hope they would be helpful for you

P.S. sorry for spam, didn´t really intend to do it

Last edited by deggial; 03-30-2006 at 05:19 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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Hi thanks for the reply again,

Hotplug is is enabled, reason I know this for sure is it hangs for a little while after its told me that its started up and looking for devices (or words to that effect)

Maybe best if i decribe my set up in a bit more detail:-

Linux box and a windows xp box share a keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch and they are both networked (along with 2 other systems)

The keyboard and mouse via the kvm switch work fine in Linux and so does the additional USB keyboard that is physicaly attached to the Linux box, but its USB mouse counterpart does not work....

Now the reason I see for this is:- Technicaly both keyboards are the same so they must share the same driver without any conflict or need for an additional set of keyboard code in the xorg file (proving that hotplug must be running ok)

As for the mice the one on the kvm switch is classed as a PS2 in the xorg file and works fine... So what I think I need is some additional code in there to point to the other USB mouse..

Now problem being I dont know "exactly" what to put in there! I have read other threads in here pertaining to the same issue but the code given / the workaround does not seem to work for me (or maybe I am missing somthing?) The result for me everytime is KDE refuses to load up and I have to restore the backup of my xorg.conf file.... (sorry for the long story lol)

And thanks for the CUPS link I will have a read of that and see if I can destroy... erm I mean fix CUPS properly this time lol

Thank you for your patience and taking the time to help me

P.s I am a eq2 interface author and know how frustrating it is when people ask for help with stuff that you take for granted that they should already know... Now the tables are turned, and I now know how they must feel when they come to me for help
 
  


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