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Old 10-18-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Slackware Up and Running (kinda)


Hello Board, my first time with SlackWare!

Well, I downloaded 10, installed network, partitioned the drive, customized it and installed it, screwed a couple things up, wasn't sure on the filesystem so I used ext2, didn't get the source installed and just guessed on kernel. Really wasn't as hard as everyone says to install, but 2 things are still not working, my internet (had to change OS to post this) and my scrolling wheel. I set my proxy to auto, which I thought would work with my cable, but I can't get online. This is my first time with KDE 3.2.3 and it seems structed different (did they get rid of Hard Drake?!).

So far I think I like Slacker better than Mandrake, which I liked better than Red Hat, but until I start trying to compile (the number 1 reason I keep changing distro's) I can't be sure.

Thanks for any help on why my cable and wheel (soyo usb mouse) don't work, could save me googling 'internet' and 'mouse' all night.

Regards,

Trent
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Trent!

For the internet open a terminal, login as root, and issue "netconfig"

For the mouse wheel, you need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
and it should look something like this:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"   <- change PS/2 to IMPS/2
    Option "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"   <- add this line

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"
What makes the wheel scroll is Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" line and
the IMPS/2. I know, it's a USB mouse - so is mine. Can't tell you why
it uses IMPS/2 but it works. ;-)

Don't change the Option "Device" if your mouse works. This is where
the little feller is located.

Edit: Hardrake is part of Mandrake, and Slackware doesn't have
anything like that. Not sure about KDE, but Slackers usually just configure
everything by hand in a terminal. Don't fret - we'll help you!
For your filesystem, ext2 is not a journalized filesystem, whereas ext3
is a journalized filesystem. My own personal opinion - try not to reinstall
Slackware if you can be patient enough. Almost everything can be fixed.
There is a thread around here about changing an ext2 filesystem to an
ext3 filesystem, and enough really smart Slackers to help you. That is
one thing IMO you would want to change.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-18-2004 at 06:43 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Scrolling and internet are working, thanks a ton Chinaman!

Editing the config files does kinda make me miss hard drake, but I'm sure I'll get used to it (just like apache right?) And yeah, the more I read, ext3 probably would have been better, I'll check out that conversion tutorial.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 08:01 PM   #4
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read these threads about ext2 > ext3

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=tunefs

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=tunefs

there is a link on 2nd one......follow and read it also.........
good luck and have fun with Slackware
 
Old 10-18-2004, 08:13 PM   #5
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Re: Thanks!

Quote:
Originally posted by tibberous
Scrolling and internet are working, thanks a ton Chinaman!

Editing the config files does kinda make me miss hard drake, but I'm sure I'll get used to it (just like apache right?) And yeah, the more I read, ext3 probably would have been better, I'll check out that conversion tutorial.
Nothing wrong with Mandrake. It sure does detect a lot of
hardware. Just that I prefer doing the configuration by hand
in a terminal, rather than a GUI hiding it from me. If the GUI
fails, then you have to figure out what's happening anyway.

I think you'll like Slackware, seeing as how you knew enough
about your network to set it up that easy. With Slack, you can
really customize your Linux OS to suit your own personal taste.

For me, using Slackware Linux has put the P back into Personal
Computer, which Micro$loth took out with Windoze...
 
Old 10-19-2004, 03:17 AM   #6
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if u want to easily setup apache or any server , then u could use webmin

http://www.webmin.com/
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:56 PM   #7
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Awesome!

Thanks chinaman. I couldn't get my wheel to work either, until I changer the protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2 as you indicated. Don't know why it wouldn't go with PS/2...
 
  


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