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Old 02-08-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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Problem with Slack 10.1


Okay,

I've installed Slackware perfectly, infact 5 times today. I configured everything right. I logged in, and KDE started up fine, but my mouse wouldn't work, It was "hugging" the sides of my monitor. So I stoped X, and re-configured it with the command 'xorgconfig'. I changed my mouse settings around and left everything else the same. So than I restarted my computer and booted up on Linux, so I logged in as root and used the command 'startx' to see if my mouse would work, but now all I get is a blank screen, and nothing.

I am really not sure what is going on, so I re-installed linux (deleting the old linux files), I did this 5 times, and each time had the same results.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong, can anyone figure this out. If you need more specific imformation please ask!



Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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well...to start: what's the type of mouse you're using ?
and did it work on previous installs of Slackware ?

and maybe can you post the mouse section of your xorg.conf file ?

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Old 02-08-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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Wow quick responce. Ahh, I forgot to tell you my mouse It's a Logitech USB Combo. I can't post a section of my xorg.conf though.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:45 AM   #4
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Did you try selecting USB Mouse during the install?

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Old 02-09-2005, 02:11 AM   #5
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An idea.

Re-install a sixth time. (shouldn't take long. You're a pro by now.)

Do all the configuring that you did before.

When you get to the part where you are about to run "xorgconfig" again, STOP! Everything is already working except for the mouse, right? Just start editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually to fix your problem.

Step 1)
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
Step 2)

Open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in a text editor. You'll see a section that looks like this:

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ImPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection
That right there is the only thing to mess with.

Also, what is the output of:

Code:
ls -l /dev/mouse
 
Old 02-09-2005, 02:13 AM   #6
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I have a similar problem but when I install NVIDIA drivers. My X11 got blank screen with mouse cursor. (Default WM is fluxbox)

dmesg: Nothing wrong
X.org.log: No (EE)

Anyone can help?

P.S. It was my third time of installing Slackware 10.1.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 03:13 AM   #7
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What is your card's model? If it's an MX 440, a TNT2 (and perhaps other models too) and you're trying to use the 6629 version you get that black screen which is a known bug.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:12 AM   #8
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To bathory:

Mine is Nvidia GeForce FX5500. If I remember correctly, I did the same thing using Slackware 10.0. In past 2 days, I did a fresh install of 10.1 on my drive, without configuring too much, my X11 went blank.

Now I did a new fresh install.

[EDITIED] fluxbox took a long time (10 - 15 seconds) to load in Slackware 10.1 after several times of 'startx'. Seems strange.

P.S. is 10.1 really stable?

Last edited by kaon; 02-09-2005 at 11:02 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:05 AM   #9
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NVIDIA 6629 does not work for me with a MX400, I find that 6111 is fine. The symptom is that the Nvidia splash remains in view behind the KDE world/gear startup and then some of the bars get shredded.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 03:23 PM   #10
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What kernel do you use? 2.6.10 or 2.4.29?

AFAIK there have been reports on serious USB problems with 2.6.10, so you might want to downgrade, if you have that kernel...


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:39 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by shilo
An idea.

Re-install a sixth time. (shouldn't take long. You're a pro by now.)

Do all the configuring that you did before.

When you get to the part where you are about to run "xorgconfig" again, STOP! Everything is already working except for the mouse, right? Just start editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually to fix your problem.

Step 1)
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
Step 2)

Open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in a text editor. You'll see a section that looks like this:

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ImPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection
That right there is the only thing to mess with.

Also, what is the output of:

Code:
ls -l /dev/mouse


alright, I am going to try that... hope it works !


Edit: What the heck is wrong with slack10.1, I set everything up right, now I only get a black screen with light on the right side, but I can't see anything!

Last edited by Lintux; 02-09-2005 at 03:58 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 06:30 PM   #12
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Quote:
AFAIK there have been reports on serious USB problems with 2.6.10, so you might want to downgrade, if you have that kernel...
Every slack box in my house is running 2.6.10, and I've never had any problem with USB. Granted, I downloaded the 2.6.10 kernel directly from kernel.org, and compiled it individually on each computer. That said, it doesn't moan about my USB memory key, and it doesn't dislike my USB optical mouse (that really only gets used with my laptop. every other computer in the house is using a trackball). The only feature of the mouse that doesn't seem to be there is support for the scroll wheel, but that's only a minor annoyance. It also doesn't dislike the external USB numeric keypad I'm using with the laptop.

Laptop is running Slack 10.1, and the two desktops are running 10.0. Um... when you configured 2.6.10, did you disable human interface devices? Never did figure out why they call them that, but that refers to USB keyboards and mouses.



As for "setting everything up", I'm not entirely sure. But try making a backup of your xorg.conf file (it's in /etc/X11), and using one of the preconfigured xorg.conf files that's sitting in that directory without changing anything. I'd suggest the VESA one, since that's most likely to work on your box.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:17 PM   #13
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how do I make it use the Vesa conf?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 06:22 PM   #14
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Okay right... Errr, I re-installed it yet again, tried
Code:
xorgsetup
, that resulted in an error when I tried
Code:
startx
. So than I tried
Code:
xorgconfig
again and tried something different. Now all I get (again) when I type
Code:
startx
I get a blank screen with nothing on it.

I got Slack 10.0 working, Arch linux working, just not this....
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:51 PM   #15
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Have you tried unplugging your usb mouse and using a serial mouse instead? That might help narrow down the issue.
 
  


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