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Old 10-03-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
Art Vandelay
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New to linux, using slackware 10.0, a few basic questions


I've tried a few linux distros (fedora, slack, mandrake) and I like slackware the most. It performs much better than the other two except for one big fault. Peroidicly, maybe once every two hours, my system will hang and be completely non-responsive for about five seconds. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Also, I can't get my printer to work. Its a HP 2175 connected via USB. I cofigured it using CUPS and it recognises my printer. If I send a job to the printer it will be recorded as completed on the computer, but of course, nothing actually prints.

I also want to change the K menu icon, how is this done?

I am using a Logitech MX500 mouse. My scroll wheel works (except the option to adjust its speed doesn't seem to work) but my forward and back buttons on the side of the mouse do not. How can I fix that? Here is a selection from my xorg.conf file

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
    Option "Buttons"      "5"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

    Option "Resolution"	"500"
Thank you very much.

Last edited by Art Vandelay; 10-03-2004 at 04:44 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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For the mouse thing, see: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...36#post1179836

If you want some "extra" functionallity, you'll need imwheel and read this: http://www.glaurung.demon.co.uk/info...500.howto.html

Last edited by gbonvehi; 10-03-2004 at 05:18 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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Using KDE 3.2.x?

I had this same problem (locking up periodically) using KDE 3.2.x, but when I upgraded to KDE 3.3, the problem went away. I also never experienced it in XFCE, so although I can't confirm this, I think it was something related to KDE 3.2. FWIW, I use XFCE4 as my default window manager now...
RW

Last edited by rworkman; 10-03-2004 at 09:18 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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Peroidicly, maybe once every two hours, my system will hang and be completely non-responsive for about five seconds. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
I don't know, but I experienced this soon after installing. After a while, it went away.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:40 PM   #5
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About the printer thing, does the test page in CUPS works?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 10:00 PM   #6
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do you need any driver? do a search on here or yahoo
 
  


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