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Only install test26.s kernel. Use only that kernel. (Starting with 2.4.31 kernel is ok then later install/config separate 2.6.x kernel as per forum guides). Your lilo should show only 2.6.13 kernel. Avoid errors until u have more experience with SLW.
As a test I re-installed 10.2 with test26.s kernel and all is good since i did 1-step-at-a-time. SBINGs FAQ and 'this how i do everything' at top of forum are essential reading. Ditto SLW handbook and LinuxEssentials bk. LinuxPKgs has a book u can read online too.
good to hear the install worked. Checkout SBING's FAQ for 10.2 in the last day or 2 in SLW forum or in LQ wiki FAQ. U may have something still out of kilter. My mouse is fine using Auto-/dev/mouse..etc. Try dl program lshw on kaneda site with slw 10.2 pkgs or from linuxpackages. lshw will list all hw on your pc. lsusb will confirm usb mouse. Have fun!
u dont need that kernel generic pkg really because u install test26.s(2.6.13)kernel. no big deal. ttfn.
I have been having similar problems with my mouse. I did a fresh install of Slackware 10.2 Test2.6 and couldn't get my mouse to work. Then I installed 2.6.13 modules, generic kernel and alsa and now my mouse works but it acts strangely sometimes, selects things and move erratically.
Do I need to remove gpm? How do I do this?
Do I need to remove the old kernel and modules? How do I do that?
Well several others have suggested that gdm can cause problems with mouse.
But if u did SLW install with test26s kernel u will need the 2.6.13 modules,source and alsa driver on 2nd cd--or u can dl them. U probably still have 2.4.31 kernel,source and modules installed wc can cause problems. So u can remove the 2.4.31 things and just use 2.6.13(test)kernel things.
Then 4 usb mouse with 2 buttons and scroll wheel follow SBING's FAQ on mouse setup. Good luck slacking.
As I said above I did install the 2.6.13 modules, source and alsa driver. I don't know how to remove the old ones. My mouse is still erratic. Sometimes jumping and clicking in ways I am not in control of as I move the mouse around.
Thing is, now I have done a whole new install, this time with 2.4.31 kernel. My mouse is behaving in the same way and I am thinking it could actually be my mouse. I will get another mouse tomorrow and try it out.
Ok, I also have the same mouse problems. Here is what I did to minimize them, though YES, the mouse is still erratic.
1) slack makes some 30 something mouse devices
/dev/mouse (probably a link to psaux)
doing a cat /dev/input/mousex
you should get a bunch of characters if you move the mouse if there is a device and a message to the
effect device not found if there is no actual device there. 3 devics survived this:
/dev/mouse,/dev/input/mouse0 and /dev/input/mice
Now in slack10.2 whether one has a USB mouse of not, the mouse device should be /dev/input/mice
. Instead I found the best is /dev/input/mouse0
With this the mouse is still erratic, but at least mostly under control....
Looks like the mouse problem is there. I am not sure I removed the /usr/src/2.4.31 directory
, maybe I'll try that
Adds2one:For future ref. if u do expert install u can unselect the 2.3.31 kernel,source,etc.
On installed system 'removepkg pkgname' should remove an unwanted program. So can 'pkgtool' program. U can search for program with 'find' program and that result will give u exact name for removepkg command. Happy slacking.
What worked for me was after install with 2.6 kernel and before I did anything else, I cd to 2.6.13 directory of second cd then issued upgradepkg *.tgz. All 2.6 modules were installed and 2.4 modules removed in one step. I've done this now on three different systems with no problems and everything works as expected. You will still have to edit your xorg.conf file to make your scroll wheel work when you finish setting up the rest of your system e.g alsaconfig, xorgsetup, etc.