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mrsurf1 04-15-2010 03:48 AM

touch pad does not in Slackware 13 with HP Laptop , Celeron M
 
I have finished installation of Slackware 13 with Kde 4.2.4 and (including all updates) and found that
(1)touch pad is not working ( neither tapping nor scroll).
(2)I am not able to suspend and hibernate.
I have looked various threads but of no use. What could be the solution for the above problems.
Thanks!



business_kid 04-15-2010 04:39 AM

Mouse in console level or under X?

Usually it's modules. is your mouse on usb or ps2? You need uhci_hcd, or ohci_hcd but preferably not both, usbhid and psmouse and some other one for the ps2. Try setting up gpm and testing it in runlevel three. Then worry about X

for suspend/hibernate, post the contents of /sys/power/state

If it says mem disk, you should be able to hibernate with

echo -n disk > /sys/power/state

mrsurf1 04-15-2010 04:57 AM

Mouse is touch pad inbuilt in the laptop .It is under X and console level it is not working.
How to set up gpm ???
The out put issued as root of /sys/power/state is
mem disk.

With the command echo -n disk > /sys/power/state the laptop shuts down and it starts as a fresh.

allend 04-16-2010 01:41 AM

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(1)touch pad is not working ( neither tapping nor scroll)
By design, the tap to click functionality is not enabled in Slackware 13.0. You should have scrolling.
Does the output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log show that the synaptics driver is being loaded? If not, perhaps check the settings in /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.
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(2)I am not able to suspend and hibernate.
Did you create and enable a swap partition when you did the install? For hibernate, a swap partition approximately twice the size of your RAM is suggested.
For hibernate to work, you need an ' append = "resume=/dev/<your swap partition>" ' line in your lilo.conf. Have you looked at /usr/doc/pm-utils-1.2.5/README.SLACKWARE?

mrsurf1 04-16-2010 11:26 AM

1.)The output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log indicates that driver is loaded. But how to make tapping enabled?
2.)The swap partition twicwe the size of ram was created using cfdisk utility. It was formatted during installation as linux swap and also targeted as required during installation. I had read /usr/doc/pm-utils-1.2.5/README.SLACKWARE and appended the line as mentioned as second line or vica versa in lilo.conf. But during the boot it gives error that it cannot be loaded as required module is not found.

repo 04-16-2010 11:39 AM

For the touchpad tapping:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...1/#post3572230

allend 04-16-2010 09:35 PM

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But during the boot it gives error that it cannot be loaded as required module is not found.
This suggests that you are using the generic kernel with an initrd, but your initrd.gz file does not contain all the requisite modules. While in the /boot directory, try rebuilding your initrd.gz from the output of 'usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh' and rerunning 'lilo'. For further details look at /boot/README.initrd.

mrsurf1 04-17-2010 06:40 AM

The system gives error at start that EXT3-fs :couldn't mount /sda2 [ I have 2 Gb swap and 77GB (/sda2) for boot ] because of unsupported optional features and error numbers are 240 and 244. What are those??.

How to find out whether swap partition is enabled and being used.

mrsurf1 04-17-2010 07:12 AM

After I rebooted after the running the lilo the system gives error " Please append a correct "root" boot optionit gives list of available partitions then says that
Kernel panic -not syncing:VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown -block(3,6).


Now my system is unusable how to make it bootable and correct the problem.

allend 04-17-2010 07:54 AM

Try booting and hitting TAB so that you can enter the kernel option 'root=/dev/sda2'. Hopefully this will allow you to boot your system, edit /etc/lilo.conf and rerun 'lilo'. Watch the output for any errors. Do NOT try to reboot your system until lilo runs successfully.

mrsurf1 04-17-2010 08:00 AM

Unable to boot
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by allend (Post 3938456)
Try booting and hitting TAB so that you can enter the kernel option 'root=/dev/sda2'. Hopefully this will allow you to boot your system, edit /etc/lilo.conf and rerun 'lilo'. Watch the output for any errors. Do NOT try to reboot your system until lilo runs successfully.

It says "No such image".

What is the other option. Still unable to boot

mrsurf1 04-18-2010 11:30 AM

I tried all the things and and since my system had been unusable for so long I have formatted my system and erased Slackware 13 .Now I have installed CENTOS 5.3

mrsurf1 06-18-2010 05:18 AM

I come back to slackware 13.0 ;guide me how to solve the problem as stated earlier for solving the touch pad as last time I lost the system installation


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