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Old 07-03-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
wargus
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Unhappy Lenovo B5400 boot problem


Hi,

I've been away here quite a long time since I had no problems at all but still my knowledge is not very deep.
Now I bought a laptop (Lenovo B5400 which seems to be Ubuntu compatible) for my dad who is around 70 years old and I guess the change between XP and Win8 is as big as the change between XP and Slackware, but with the later I can give some support.
Now when I got this box today I try to boot 14.1 (32 and 64 bit) but both stop after the line saying following:

Code:
mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
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and nothing happens anymore.
I tried to disable UEFI and changed to legacy only, no difference.

BTW I'm sorry if I didn't find other solutions already existing, because I have no idea for what to search for

My questions: is there anything in general I have to change? (except the machine)
What's the next step the kernel is going to start after the PS/2 mice?


Edit: current is running... lol. I was never that brave to run current on a production machine, my 70yrs dad will do for me whew

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Old 07-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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First off which mouse is causing the headache? The Touchpad or a connected USB mouse?
 
Old 07-04-2014, 01:31 AM   #3
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my parents are in the same age, and they do use Kubuntu LTS,
they are 1200km away, but even if this would not be the case they would use Ubuntu.
I do not want to teach them su , salckpkg & co and they do not want to learn this.
does you parents want to learn how to run a Slackware system? are you doing them something good by giving them a Slackware current box?
 
Old 07-04-2014, 05:45 AM   #4
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I'm 65 (not far from 70) and feel comfortable using Slackware.

I had set up Slackware for my father when he was in his 80 and he used it without a hitch.

I agree though that -current is probably not the best choice for a production machine, regardless of user's age.
 
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaperX7 View Post
First off which mouse is causing the headache? The Touchpad or a connected USB mouse?
Nothing connected, so must be the touchpad. But now with -current it works great.

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Originally Posted by a4z
does you parents want to learn how to run a Slackware system? are you doing them something good by giving them a Slackware current box?
No they don't want to learn, but they also don't need to. I can give remote support, and else I go next to the comp as I live in the same house. And I'm doing something good for myself because I will be anyways if there are questions about why this MS sh* doesn't work. The questions will be mostly about how this & that in office works. They don't need to know about the system behind. My advantage is that I use Slackware since a bit less than 10 years, and I'm always calm with it, while using MS can make me throw the machine at the wall already after 5 minutes. And for me, *buntu goes in the same category. I'm sorry for that, but really.


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I agree though that -current is probably not the best choice for a production machine, regardless of user's age.
Yes, but see above comment. I have no idea about MS environment, and the same have my parents, and it's only about emails and office stuff (writing letters and so on). So why not change to Slackware, read the update notes and only if needed do updates. I'll write some scripts to notify me about problems my dad has with the laptop, so I'll know already before he tells me In that meaning, I'm doing something very good to him, yes. And I feel motivated to help him with this system, while I do not at all with the "other" stuff.

I'm still testing and everything works so far. But havent tested everything yet.

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Old 07-05-2014, 04:35 AM   #6
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OK upgraded to Kernel 3.15.3 and added the realtek driver for wlan, now evth seems to work (except playback of music files so far, but that's a very minor problem)
Only thing that disturbs me is this policykit-question for root password in the beginning, bothering about "Folder Watch Limit"

Also not done yet is to put any mail-client to work, I'm not sure if I should use kmail or whatever.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #7
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Talking

I'm done with everything except the perfect kernel config.
What I see is that /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager or how it is called makes some problems if the laptop is connected to a wire. It doesn't get a stable line.
Stopping rc.network-stuff works. I'll find out later and I'll mark this thread as solved. I'll have to find a way that my old one can manage this himself if he is in his office (wire) or in the garden (wlan) without making him r00t
Thanks, till then

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