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I installed slackware 10.1 today and everything went as planned. I have made a new user made the kdm login screen work setup the X windows server among other things. I however have 2 problems.
1) The scroll button on my Logitech PS/2 scroll mouse i believe (5 buttons- left, right, middle scroll (press down), scroll up, scroll down). I used xorgsetup to setup the X server so it did it for me automatically. I then went to the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root to change it for scroll mouse. It currently looks like this.
However this does not work. When i installed slackware from the cd. I do believe that i put PS/2 mouse, as I did not know that it was supposed to be IMPS/2. When i first opened this file, instead of saying "IMPS/2" it said "auto". I dont know if I have to maybe change this setting in another file.
2) When I installed slackware 10.1 from the CD I chose to not configure my network then. It told me that this could be done at a later time. So now my internet does not work and I am not sure where to configure my network. I currently have AOL dsl(cable) setup at my house.
i tried putting buttons 5 before ZAxisMapping but it made no difference
i will use netconfig to get network up, this should let me use internet right?
EDIT: i went through netconfig, gave my network a name, chose localdomain, then DHCP server to configure Ethernet, however I didnt know my username for the DHCP, so i just pressed enter, and I was done. However I can still not use the internet. Am I supposed to be using netconfig to setup my internet? I have wireless internet (dsl, cable). I use wireless linksys router.
thanks for all responses.
Last edited by slackware1299; 04-10-2005 at 07:14 PM.
Wow, this is really weird. Last time I was on, I did alsaconfig to configure the sound. I wasnt sure how to lower it, so all I did was unclick on enable the sound, to turn it off, and I got some weird error about some programming(guessing some sound program) crashing. I then restarted the computer, loaded linux, and everythign seems to be like normal. It load the kernel, but when it gets to that part where it should load the KDM( i set it up as my login, I had done this earlier and restarted since then earlier so it did work) but it freezes at the statement: Starting up X11 session manager.
Why is this?
I cant do anything like startx or login. I just have to to do ctrl-alt-del to restart teh computer.
EDIT: When LILO loaded, instead of just clicking on Linux, I did,
Linux init 3
which loaded kernel and took me to login in bash instead of KDM,
i then logged in and did startx which gave me a fatal error, so i redid xorgsetup
and went in startx and everything I had done. The small configurations I had made were gone such as the lines I had added to the xorg.conf for the mouse as well as the changing the init to 4 and to KDM. Everything I ahd done seemed to be gone. I just redid it all again. What may have caused this? I had just run netconfig and changed the name so it now said root@[new name] instead of the old root@darkstar
could this have caused it? The sound still doesnt work, dont know what happened to it.
Also, why would i want to create 7 buttons?, i dont have that many on my mouse.
Last edited by slackware1299; 04-10-2005 at 10:28 PM.
do i have to install it on windows?
i just downloaded it fromt he sourceforge website
I can't downlload it on Linux since I am unable to use the internet. What do I do now after having downloaded it, do I somehow have to get it from the C hard drive in windows? and then install it on linux??
Last edited by slackware1299; 04-11-2005 at 05:51 PM.
i had the same problem as you did, since i had to configure mi network connection from a wireless card on a laptop.
here's the deal. download ndiswrapper with windows. save it on a dir. whatever.
run linux and get that file, untar it. and well, basically run your ./configure and /make., i don't remember too well, the guys at ndiswrapper have a great wiki.
once installed, run
ndiswrapper -i inifile.ini
in which inifile means the inifile for the windows xp drivers to use. remember to run ndiswrapper under the directory you have the inifile, i recommend you mount the cd rom drive, if thats where the drivers are, or create a directory in windows, so you can do it from there without much hassle.
after you installe the driver go
that should give you the output that status of the drivers and hardware
after that, have some fun with
you should see something like wlan0, or something.
you need 3 things after this basically
iwconfig essid Network-name
if you got encryption going
iwconfig key restricted password
and if you are probably running dhcp
i hope this helps... still, read the wiki! the guys at ndiswrapper are real humanitarians... that piece of software is just great.