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Old 11-06-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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Square mouse pointer ?


Hi,
I played around with MDK9.1 GNOME menus and suddenly my mouse pointer changed from a black arrow to a square. Try to get an arrow back but not succeeded. Anybody ever experienced this before ? Where is the setting of mouse pointer can be changed ? I have tried to do clean install but still got a square mouse pointer . Is it hardware or software related ?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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Hi

I had a similar problem with MDK9.1 on my laptop, the cursor looked like a bar-code stamp.

Installed MDK9.2 this week and the problem has gone away, an excellent piece of software, once I figured out that KPPP had to be installed separately from the main installation. Looks very nice, though!

Tom
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom,
I was wondered whether this is hardware or software related, because when I tried to clean install, this problem was not solved.
May be I should also upgrade to 9.2 . BTW, what is KPPP ?
Please bear with me if I asked silly questions

Amri
 
Old 11-06-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
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Hi Amri,

Your questions are not silly, we are always learning (especially with Linux!)

I think the problems are MDK9.1-related as I've haven't seen it before or since (I've loaded Redhat9 and MDK9.2 and it didn't appear)

MDK9.2 is very easy to load though I found it very hard to connect to the internet as the installation didn't include KPPP (the modem dial-up interface)
It allowed me to configure the connection but there was nothing to connect or disconnect with!)
Fortunately the program was included on the installation disks as KDEnetwork-ppp.rpm or something similar!

Best of Luck,

Tom
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:27 AM   #5
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Thanks Tom for your patience
I have downloaded a package with extension of .tar.gz. How should I install it to harddisk. Should it be uncompressed before ? Or can I just doubleclick it and leave it alone to self install ?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 03:39 AM   #6
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Hi Amri,

I'm not sure that I'm qualified to answer questions regarding MDK9.2 as I tried to connect to the internet this afternoon and was denied access to my 'home' directory....not sure why but I created a new user then deleted the previous one and the same thing happened again!
The only thing that worries me is the appearance of a strange 'cookie' in the directory, I wish I'd followed Mandrake's instructions and installed a 'firewall' first up.

What package did you install? If you have a recent Gnome Desktop (say 2.2) open 'nautilus' then click on the tarball icon and it should bring up a file-roller (similar to winzip in windoze) and ask where you want to extract the files to, create a directory and extract files into this.

Once you've done this go to this folder and look for files such as 'install' or 'readme' and read the instructions. Usually you will have to open a terminal, cd to this directory. You will probably have to 'configure' the file first, then 'make' and then (using su) change to root and 'make install'.
**Please read instructions thoroughly before doing this!**

It is a lot of fun, but can also be very frustrating!

Let me know how you go....I will try and sort myself out!

Tom
 
Old 11-10-2003, 02:01 AM   #7
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Hi Tom,
Actually I tried to install wine-20031016 because I will miss the games under windoze that sometimes I played if I had time. I uncompressed the file I downloaded, I read README file with info that I can install it with command line : ./tools/wineinstall. Apparently it did not work because I got errors as shown in following config.log.

=== start of config.log ======================

This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by Wine configure 20031016, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.57. Invocation command line was

$ ./configure -C --prefix=/usr/local

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = localhost
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.4.21-0.13mdk
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X = unknown

/bin/arch = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
hostinfo = unknown
/bin/machine = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel = unknown
/bin/universe = unknown

PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/games
PATH: /home/amri/bin


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1202: creating cache config.cache
configure:1404: checking build system type
configure:1422: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
configure:1430: checking host system type
configure:1444: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
configure:1452: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
configure:1472: result: yes
configure:1527: checking for gcc
configure:1556: result: no
configure:1607: checking for cc
configure:1636: result: no
configure:1649: checking for cc
configure:1695: result: no
configure:1748: checking for cl
configure:1777: result: no
configure:1791: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

## ---------------- ##
## Cache variables. ##
## ---------------- ##

ac_cv_build=i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
ac_cv_build_alias=i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
ac_cv_env_CC_set=
ac_cv_env_CC_value=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CPP_value=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_value=
ac_cv_host=i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
ac_cv_host_alias=i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
ac_cv_prog_make_make_set=yes

## ----------------- ##
## Output variables. ##
## ----------------- ##

ALLOCA=''
ALSALIBS=''
AR=''
ARTSCCONFIG=''
ARTSINCL=''
ARTSLIBS=''
AS=''
AUDIOIOLIBS=''
CC=''
CFLAGS=''
CPP=''
CPPFLAGS=''
CROSSCC=''
CROSSTEST=''
CROSSWINDRES=''
CRTLIBS=''
CURSESLIBS=''
DB2HTML=''
DB2PDF=''
DB2PS=''
DB2TXT=''
DEFS=''
DLLEXT=''
DLLFLAGS=''
DLLIBS=''
DLLTOOL=''
DLLWRAP=''
ECHO_C=''
ECHO_N='-n'
ECHO_T=''
EGREP=''
EXEEXT=''
EXTRACFLAGS=''
FREETYPEINCL=''
GIFLIB=''
GLU32FILES=''
ICULIBS=''
IMPLIBEXT=''
INSTALL_DATA=''
INSTALL_PROGRAM=''
INSTALL_SCRIPT=''
JPEGLIB=''
LD=''
LDCONFIG=''
LDD=''
LDDLL=''
LDEXECFLAGS=''
LDFLAGS=''
LDPATH=''
LDSHARED=''
LEX=''
LEXLIB=''
LEX_OUTPUT_ROOT=''
LIBEXT=''
LIBOBJS=''
LIBPTHREAD=''
LIBS=''
LINT=''
LINTFLAGS=''
LN=''
LN_S=''
LTLIBOBJS=''
NASLIBS=''
OBJEXT=''
OPENGLFILES=''
OPENGL_LIBS=''
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT=''
PACKAGE_NAME='Wine'
PACKAGE_STRING='Wine 20031016'
PACKAGE_TARNAME='wine'
PACKAGE_VERSION='20031016'
PATH_SEPARATOR=':'
RANLIB=''
SANEINCL=''
SANELIBS=''
SET_MAKE=''
SHELL='/bin/sh'
STRIP=''
TOOLSDIR=''
WIN16_FILES='$(WIN16_FILES)'
WIN16_INSTALL='$(WIN16_INSTALL)'
WINDRES=''
XFILES=''
XLEX=''
XLIB=''
XYACC=''
X_CFLAGS=''
X_EXTRA_LIBS=''
X_LIBS=''
X_PRE_LIBS=''
YACC=''
ac_ct_AR=''
ac_ct_AS=''
ac_ct_CC=''
ac_ct_DLLTOOL=''
ac_ct_DLLWRAP=''
ac_ct_LD=''
ac_ct_RANLIB=''
ac_ct_STRIP=''
ac_ct_WINDRES=''
bindir='${exec_prefix}/bin'
build='i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld'
build_alias=''
build_cpu='i686'
build_os='linux-gnuoldld'
build_vendor='pc'
datadir='${prefix}/share'
exec_prefix='NONE'
ft_devel2=''
ft_devel=''
host='i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld'
host_alias=''
host_cpu='i686'
host_os='linux-gnuoldld'
host_vendor='pc'
includedir='${prefix}/include'
infodir='${prefix}/info'
libdir='${exec_prefix}/lib'
libexecdir='${exec_prefix}/libexec'
localstatedir='${prefix}/var'
mandir='${prefix}/man'
oldincludedir='/usr/include'
prefix='/usr/local'
program_transform_name='s,x,x,'
sane_devel=''
sbindir='${exec_prefix}/sbin'
sharedstatedir='${prefix}/com'
sysconfdir='${prefix}/etc'
target_alias=''

## ------------- ##
## Output files. ##
## ------------- ##

MAKE_DLL_RULES=''
MAKE_LIB_RULES=''
MAKE_PROG_RULES=''
MAKE_RULES=''
MAKE_TEST_RULES=''

## ----------- ##
## confdefs.h. ##
## ----------- ##

#define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
#define PACKAGE_NAME "Wine"
#define PACKAGE_STRING "Wine 20031016"
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME "wine"
#define PACKAGE_VERSION "20031016"

configure: exit 1

=== end of config.log =====================

I am not sure where are gcc, cc or cl that the compiler needs.
May be I have not completely installed MDK9.1

Thank you.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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Hi Amri,

Unfortunately I have had even less luck with Wine, hopefully someonelse will be able to help you.

Tom
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:10 AM   #9
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Question RE:Square mouse pointer

Hi all,

I've just installed yesterday for the first time a LINUX version Mandrake Discovery 9.2 on my system and yes, it's working perfectly. However my mouse seems to have a little problem. It looks like a white square of 1.5 cm/1.5 cm and it wouldn't give me a normal mouse pointer view.

Does somebody know how I could change it in the config file, which option have I need to put in it so that I get a normal arrow ?

br,

on5bac
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:17 AM   #10
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Just asking this quick question because some of you said that you installed mdk9.2 . How do you make the installation continue after the cd1. Unlike mdk8.2, mdk9.2 dosen't ask you to insert the cd2 after finishing the cd1.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:21 AM   #11
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hi nukem,

sorry, i can't help you because it asked perfectly to insert the 2nd CD during my installation.
Stop it by you ?

br,

ON5BAC
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:44 AM   #12
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no it says installation is complete.. never mention 2nd cd. I've done installing twice. It's the same.

Also I dont think it's right to talk about this problem in somone else's thread. So If I dont get it in my next installation, I will post a new thread.

thanks...
 
  


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