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I just installed Slackware 10.0, and I have a bunch of questions about getting everything set up right. I guess I'll just jump right in:
1: How do I get my USB mouse to work in X? I'm using a laptop with a touchpad and a USB optical wheel mouse. The touchpad works fine, and the USB mouse is detected and powered on at startup, but does not do anything when I'm using GNOME.
EDIT: Got the mouse working, hooray! Nobody has any suggestions for the rest though? :(
2: How can I change the permissions of my windows partition? During the Slackware install, I set it up to be mounted at boot, and it works fine for root, but I want to let other users read from it. However, I get an error about it being read only when I try to chmod. I got rid of the read only flag in /etc/fstab, so it looks like this:
/dev/hda1 /win-c ntfs defaults 1 1
I really had no idea what I was doing though... Any pointers would be great.
3: How can I get the KDE programs to show up in my applications menu under GNOME? I really like GNOME, and I also really like the gigantic software collection KDE has. Surely there is a way to launch those from GNOME.
4: What the hell is darkstar? Nevermind, figured that one out on my own :)
Well, that's all I can think of right now. I'm sure there are more that I have forgotten, and they will surely be added soon :) Thanks in advance for any help that you guys can give!
Originally posted by jeffChuck Is there any way to repartition my hard drive without having to reformat and losing everything? (I want to strip Windows down to just what it needs and give most of the HD to Linux)
There is Partition Magic and other software programs for windows that will allow you to resize the partition, but I don't recommend them as I've never had success with them. If your brave, I guess you can give them a try. I also believe there is some dos programs that do it to. Good luck
I guess another way, would be to make an image file (with norton ghost, etc...) of your windows partition and then repartition and then restore the image