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KIFIKA 10-20-2007 09:56 PM

[New User] Suse Help? Okay, i've been a long time Ubuntu use, but recently switched t
Okay, i've been a long time Ubuntu use, but recently switched to suse do to some errors i was getting with installing ubuntu.

the installation of suse gave me so much trouble but eventually i was able to get it up and working. anyway, i'm experiencing a few problems that i'm hoping that someone can help me with.

1. the scroll on my mouse isn't working. May seem like a small problem, but i use it so much, that i now feel lost.

2. the installation wouldnt work when i had 2 harddrives so i had to unplug my storage harddrive which has ubuntu on it and install on my other. After the installation i plugged it in and its not being detected, so i dont know how to get it mounted, or how to view it ..ect? please help.

3. Check gmail, haha, this program is very important to me, unfortunatly when i try to install it via the terminal i get the following output:

perl-Gtk2 is needed by
perl-Gtk2-TrayIcon is needed by
perl-XML-Simple is needed by
perl-Crypt-Simple is needed by
perl-Crypt-Blowfish is needed by
perl-FreezeThaw is needed by
perl-gtk2-sexy is needed by
uhm, thats it for the second, im sure that a lot more issues will come up to me, seeing as how i've only had it for a few hours. I hope someone can help me and i appriciate all help / advice i can get.

i know ubuntu is very different than suse, but suse seems good. Unfortunatly, the thing i loved about ubuntu was the community, any problem, i could get an answer in 10 minutes.. lol, i hope the linux community can be just as useful

Nick Padula

raskin 10-21-2007 05:26 AM

What command did you issue to install checkGmail? Did you try doing it through YAST (it is rumored to resolve dependencies)? Did you try to download and install all the required perl-* packages? What protocol is listed in /etc/X11/xorg.conf for your "Pointer" device? Is ZAxisMapping mentioned at all?

oskar 10-21-2007 07:50 AM

About the mouse - you can configure your mouse in yast, make sure it is set to "5 button mouse".
To mount the harddrive any tutorial on mounting in linux will do... here's one:

brianL 10-21-2007 08:24 AM

About the mouse wheel, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf., go to the mouse section.

Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
then add at the end of the section:

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

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