Hi. I'm a very experienced Dos/Windows boddy, but a total Linux
, so I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to help me out of my foolishness...
I have just installed Linux Mandrake 7.1 with KDE. Unfortunately, the mouse isn't working.
It is a genius easymouse 3 button, and I have found reference on Linux.org's howtos that it definitely works using the MouseSystems 3 button settings. I have tried setting these by running mousedrake and mouseconfig as root from an Xterm window under KDE, but no difference.
I want to go and look at my XF86Config file to check it, and put in the right settings manually (I have them from the HowTo).
I start Linux to a prompt, login as root (I'm guessing I won't be able to change this file otherwise). I then go to the directory /etc/
At this point ls X* lists XF86Config, but if I just do ls it doesn't seem to be in the list - why is this?
If I do less <filename> for somthing displayed by the plain ls command, it works, but less XF86Config reports that there is no such file - what am I doing wrong?
One final question (forgive my further ignorance). I have read that vi is a very weird (to a dos/win mind) editor. How do I put on a more comprehensible one (such as Jstar?).
Thanks for all the help in advance - I hope that a few months of this, and maybe I'll be on the other side of the advice line....