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Old 11-21-2008, 06:22 AM   #46
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The responses to this guy have been exemplary. It shows how unfair people are when they say that Slackware discussion groups are rude to new users.
Debianites are more likely to be rude, patronising, or condescending to new users. One in particular (no trick here to find out his identity).
 
Old 11-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #47
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My keyboard also is wrong... I changed it a lot of times, I only have " | " and " \ " in graphical mode, not under KDE
vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
check keyboard model and layout. Read documentation. Unless your keyboard model is extremely rare, it can be configured. Also check language settings in KDE control center, they might override xorg configuration, so you may want to disable KDE layout switching.

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My screen also as seen wrongly, it is a LG Studioworks 563A, but it is seen as 563C . Not so important since it doesn't change anything (same resolution, etc...)
AFAIK monitor model is irrelevant as long as settings are correct.

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My eth1 wasn't working also; these is a Realtek I used the last years, including with the old 10.1 install. Now I changed to eth0, the onboard one.
Probably could be solved by either googling or updating kernel.

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With the sound card the same... had to stop using mu own and start using the on board one.
Search with google for "your_card_model linux". Better hardware support could be added in newer kernel version, especially if hardware is new.

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And OF COURSE I had to edit the mouse by hand to have the scroll working... like always..
Am I the only one who got mouse scroll working out-of-the-box on Slackware?

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1- Almost NOTHING worked; I had/have different problems with sound card, netcard, screen, floppy, DVD, mouse and keyboard (those last two are Mycrosoft)
Unless you got kernel panic followed by a huge explosion you can't say that "nothing worked"

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2- Slack we can say is not to blame by these problems.. we must blame this ignorant user that I am, X, KDE, HAL, God, and the Devil
Anything you mentioned can be configured (Well, maybe except God and Devil.) and have article somewhere. Just search for it. Honestly I don't have the feeling that you are long time Slackware user. As I understand within month you should have developed skills for searching for with google and solving problems yourself, but I don't have the feeling that you have those skills. Complaining is not the right attitude to make things work, it also gives me impression you don't want to make things work.

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3- While trying to install I used to experiment some LiveCds, like Kurumim, Slax, Kubuntu and almost all that worked without problems... EVEN the mouse...
If you think other distribution works better - go ahead and use it.

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I believe that people who really love Slack should see that there are more problems then it should, instead of refuse to see reality.
The reality is that I was able to solve all problems I ever had on my machine, and never had them again. I just don't understand why you can't do the same.

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Debianites are more likely to be rude, patronising, or condescending to new users. One in particular (no trick here to find out his identity).
The rudest community I ever encountered were Mac OS users on certain forum (Not on LQ, though.). Those guys were very fanatical about their OS and literally could tear apart (attacking together, all at once) anyone they didn't like. They turned me away from Mac OS and killed all interest towards that operating system.

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:23 AM   #48
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Mac OS is not bad OS, except that the whole hardware and software is too much overpriced (similarly to all adobe products).
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:11 AM   #49
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The rudest community I ever encountered were Mac OS users on certain forum (Not on LQ, though.). Those guys were very fanatical about their OS and literally could tear apart (attacking together, all at once) anyone they didn't like. They turned me away from Mac OS and killed all interest towards that operating system.
I administer a Macbook that my daughter owns. I'm a huge fan of the BSDs, I have one dual boot slackware/freebsd station at home. I find OS X to be an exceptional OS.
Yeah, the mac fanboys can be a bit weird:-)
 
Old 11-21-2008, 03:50 PM   #50
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Am I the only one who got mouse scroll working out-of-the-box on Slackware?
Possibly. Every month the number one hit page at my web site is Configuring xorg.conf for Mice with Scroll Wheels.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:32 PM   #51
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I think if you define the correct mouse driver in xorg.conf, then you don't need to add the ZAxisMapping junk. I think using the ExplorerPS/2 driver instead of IMPS/2 might do it -- though I haven't tested it (I'm happily using IMPS/2 after adding the ZAxisMapping garbage quite a while ago when I first installed 12.0 -- so long ago that I barely remember doing it. I wrote it down in my logs somewhere, which are barely maintained, unfortunately).
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #52
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Woodsman, I didn't realize you ran the humanreadable site. That's one of the main pages I go to for setting up a new box. I should have it memorized by now.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:48 PM   #53
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Possibly. Every month the number one hit page at my web site is Configuring xorg.conf for Mice with Scroll Wheels.
This is weird. I am sure that I didn't have any problem with scroll. I don't remember how exactly I configured it, but I'm absolutely, 100% sure there were never any problems with wheel. And my xorg.conf doesn't even contain number of mouse buttons (wheel works just fine):
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Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:59 PM   #54
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Same here. I've never had to do anything special with scroll either, other than taking off the "6 7" from the zaxis to prevent firefox from going back a page when I scroll the wheel a little to energetically.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:35 PM   #55
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...other than taking off the "6 7" from the zaxis to prevent firefox from going back a page when I scroll the wheel a little to energetically.
Thanks for the tip!
 
Old 11-22-2008, 03:44 PM   #56
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Thanks from here too!

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Same here. I've never had to do anything special with scroll either, other than taking off the "6 7" from the zaxis to prevent firefox from going back a page when I scroll the wheel a little to energetically.
HA! That has annoyed me for ages and I never found a cure even with much searching (of course I was focused on a 'Firefox' config solution).

Thanks!
 
Old 11-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #57
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I've just been using protocol "auto" and this allows scrolling. I also notice pushing wheel down pulls up different web-sites. I'll go back to adding the z-axis 4 5 and see if that stops. Concur with those before me. If that works it is a good tip. Having the depressed wheel pull up sites annoys me.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:05 PM   #58
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Hi ErV:

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IMO it is still too much typing for simply watching DVD.
Agreed, but that is where smplayer fits in quite neatly. DVD menus are still a bit of a pain but there is a single button access to the DVD and 'under-the-hood' access to whichever version of MPlayer you care to install.

Andrew

Edit: Oops I see that front-ends have been mentioned before in this thread :-).

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Old 11-23-2008, 11:22 AM   #59
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"Love it, or leave it"

-ErV:

I use Slack since 10.1, before that I use Mandrake and before that BSDi.

I never said that one can't correct or configure all those stuff, I just said that it shouldn't be necessary to have it all not already done at install time.

YOU illustrate perfectly my point: is not even possible to mention those kind of problems in Slack without get the type of answer you and other gave me:

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If you think other distribution works better - go ahead and use it.

I do CAN like Slack, stay with Slack, but desire it to be better, and not to be blind when looking what is happening with other distros..

By the way, here in Brazil, where I live, the motto of the dictatorship (1964-1984) was exactly "Love it or leave it"(the country)
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:28 AM   #60
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I never said that one can't correct or configure all those stuff, I just said that it shouldn't be necessary to have it all not already done at install time.
Of course it could be configured to do all of that for you, but, then it wouldn't be Slackware. Perhaps Vector or Zenwalk would be more automated and to your tastes.
Slackware doesn't want to interfere with the way you want to set-up Slackware. I truly appreciate that PV has set-up Slackware so that I can customize it the way I want.
This isn't a criticism of you, but, rather a description of Slackware's KISS philosophy.
 
  


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