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Old 02-24-2005, 10:34 PM   #16
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Are you sure you selected the correct drivers for your video card? That usually happens if you chose the wrong drivers during the setup.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:47 PM   #17
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Hooray!! I've finally got it set up It was a quite a bit of trial and a lot of error, but everything seems to be hunky-dory. Now all I have to is figure out how to connect the system to my adsl modem and I'll be rolling in clover. any help with this would certainly be more than welcome.

I want to thank all of you for your help and suggestions during my tribulations installing this system and especially for your patience.

conductor.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:44 PM   #18
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if it's a standard adsl plugged into your ethernet port, do this, open a terminal and type:

su
password
netconfig (which will open a gui to set up your connection)

it will ask for a host name, that can be anything...your dogs name, the name of your second grade teacher...anything...the next will ask for the domain...just tag an .org onto whatever name you choose...the next box will help actually configure your system...choose DHCP...then finish up and you should be good to go...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:55 PM   #19
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Happy you solved your problem. I have a qustion though. Do you have an intel integrated video chipset? Becuase, Xorg 6.7 had slight bugs in it's 2d accel for this chipsets and hade to turn of some accelaration, noteable "Option XaaNoPixmapCache. Xorg 6.7.1 had a major 2d accel problem on the intel integrated video chipsets and one was forced to disable 2d accel altogher. Xorg 6.7.1 is what is in slackware 10.1. However, one could download and install Xorg 6.7.2 from slack current and it runs perfect with full 2d accel. Xorg finally fixed the drivers.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:03 AM   #20
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Never mind, missed the second page of this thread (as ususal)

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 02-25-2005 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:06 AM   #21
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chris,
where in slack current did you find xorg 6.7.2?
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:08 AM   #22
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Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! start in 24 bit color or whater you like to put here?

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! start off in "1152x864" or whaterver you like
EndSubSection
EndSection

Have a nice day.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:12 AM   #23
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Go to slackware.com. Click on packages. Then scroll down to current. Click. Then go to group X. And yes it Xorg 6.8.2 not 6.7.2 like i said.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:15 AM   #24
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found it! thanks
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:17 AM   #25
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Just in case you havn't yet figured out how to scroll with the mouse wheel. Add Two optoins under InputDevice Buttons and ZaxisMapping. Like so

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Buttons: obviously is the number of buttons on your mouse.
ZAxixMapping: 4 and 5 button which is scroll up and scroll down respectively.

Though you would want to know eventually so I answered it ahead of time.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:25 AM   #26
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Quote:
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Happy you solved your problem. I have a qustion though. Do you have an intel integrated video chipset? Becuase, Xorg 6.7 had slight bugs in it's 2d accel for this chipsets and hade to turn of some accelaration, noteable "Option XaaNoPixmapCache. Xorg 6.7.1 had a major 2d accel problem on the intel integrated video chipsets and one was forced to disable 2d accel altogher. Xorg 6.7.1 is what is in slackware 10.1. However, one could download and install Xorg 6.7.2 from slack current and it runs perfect with full 2d accel. Xorg finally fixed the drivers.
You hit the nail right on the head chris. That's what I figured was giving me all the trouble all along. My computer is a 5 year old Celeron 566 Pentium III with onboard sound and video. Thanks for providing me with that excellent piece of info.

Thanks detpenguin, that's great! Oh boy this is getting fun now.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:37 AM   #27
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once you've got this figured out, you can pretty much confidently run any distro of linux...slack has a bit of a steep learning curve, but once you know it...everything else is easy.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:38 AM   #28
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I just read your last reply chris, now how do I get into inputdevice to make the changes? I tried accessing it earlier by typing inputdevice at the root prompt and I got bashed - "bad command".

I also tried to run superprobe but alas...bashed - "bad command".
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:59 AM   #29
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the input device is a section of the xorg.conf file...check out this post
for an easy step by step answer...
 
Old 02-25-2005, 02:31 AM   #30
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Wow. Sorry. You really are a newbie.

Download Xorg 6.8.2 from http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...8.2-i486-1.tgz
this will fix all the video problem with the intergrated video card and enable full 2d accel.

Anything I put into quotes means type at a shell. Like dos. Except in Linux we call it a shell.

1)at a shell type "removepkg x11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz"

2)Then go to wherever directory you downloaded Xorg 6.8.2 and type "installpkg x11-6.8.1--i486-1.tgz"

3)"ldconfig"

4)"Xorg -configure"

5)"cd /root/"

6)"elvis xorg.conf.new" IMPORTANT READ FIRST: when you first enter the elvis editor to edit a file you are in command mode. press i. now you are in insert mode and can edit your text. when you are done with editing hit esc to go back into command mode. type ":wq" to save and quite (with the colon). or if you messed up big time type ":q!" to exit witout saving. remember esc will put you in command mode. you can't edit in command mode. hitting i will put you in insert mode. you can go back and forth. esc... i .... esc ...i. back and forth between the two.

7)Now enter the mouse and monitor stuff in the input device section like i said previosly.

8) now after you edited the file and saved it. at a shell type "mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

9)at a shell type "startx"

10) now you switch to X.

If you have any difficulty with this tell me.
 
  


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