standard vs Expert install? Standard flubs up!
I have Mandrake Linux 8.1 on my computer. I also have Windows XP, and ME and use System Commander 7.0 to choose which one to boot into. Checking the Partition Commander, all is well. shows a nice little Linux area in my primary drive, and a swap file in my extend partition. Boots to whatever I choose.
Question is, when I do an install with booting from my Mandrake CD rom to install, if I choose standard, it really messes up in the video area and litterly hangs saying.. "respawning too fast" I have an Abit Siluro T400 AGP card 64MB. Should have GREAT graphics.. and it does in windows. When I install in expert mode I can get a Linux install with either KDE or GNOME, and it still has a bit of an issue with the video card. How come the standard doesn't take for this newbie?
Also I downloaded the latest driver kernel from nVIDIA for Mandrake, and burned it on my CD from Windows XP. I have it ready to put into Linux, but don't know how to get it to install , and not sure how to get it to read my CD ROM. I know R.T.F.M *S*
One other little thing.. In GNOME I have been told a way to "edit" the line in /etc/X11/XF86Configo-4 for my logitec mouse with wheel .. it's an optical wheel mouse!
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAXisMapping" "4 5"
I've tried to edit that line, and I DID find it, but it seems locked. I edited it with the power editor, and it wouldn't save. Also has a "O" with bar though it and pencil stating.. no writee!!! LOL
A way to unlock the file to edit?
Thanks for letting me ramble!