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Old 01-07-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Slackware 11, huge26.s, Thinkpad 600e, mouse problems

Hello All
Newbie yes, to Linux...
ThinkPad 600e has run UBUNTU 6.x with no problems, WIN XP, WIN 98 SE no problems, Slackware 9.x w/barei no problems (except of course the ever popular no sound and no acx-100 support)
Wait for it...
Slackware 11 huge26.s no mouse movement. Cursor shows up but remains in the center of the screen (KDE) and can not be moved by either the TrackPoint mouse built into the keyboard, an external PS/2 mouse, or by keyboard control.

Have already looked at xorg.conf and played with the mouse identifiers and drivers to no avail any ideas?

I've been playing around with Linux for about a month now and it's fascinating, I started PC'ing back when a good command of DOS was essential so I feel great about being able to poke and peek around in linux but so many of you youngsters talk in shorthand these days it's kind of hard to differentiate between distros and kernels when tracking down potential cures for my (probably self inflicted) ills. So here's your chance to talk down to an experienced newbie.
Go ahead hurt me, I learn reams from my mistakes...
Old 01-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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The easist thing to do would be to boot the laptop with a live distro. You mentioned Ubuntu, so if you have live Ubuntu, boot it up, read the xorg.conf file, and copy it down, or just email it to yourself (assuming the mouse works in the live distro). Then import that xorg.conf file and use it under slackware. You'll have to kill X and restart it to have the new config used.

Old 01-07-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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Sorry, while I was familiarizing my self with this forum's layout I found the solution to my problem. I should have tried searching using a common misstating of the TrackPoints nomenclature. Any how as I suspected, I indeed had self inflicted this woe upon my self. I failed to install the kernel modules from the extra section of my slackware install disks. After following the detailed instructions -damn I lost the link- well I'll hunt it down and give credit where credit is due here shortly, I now have mouse functionality. Now on to sound and acx headaches...

Thanks anyhow glad to see someone is watching.

I found my benifactor

after reading this post I followed the directions and lo and behold I had mouse !!!

Thanks gegechris99


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Distribution: Slackware 11.0 (

As you've installed huge26.s kernel you need to install the kernel modules for kernel

Here's how to do it:

- Insert Slackware CD 2.
- Open konsole (if you use KDE)
- su (to switch to root user)
- enter your root password
- mount /mnt/cdrom (to have access to your CDROM)
- cd /mnt/cdrom/extra/linux-
- installpkg kernel-modules-
- umount /mnt/cdrom (to be able to remove your CDROM)
- exit (exit console as root user)

If you want to install other packages from extra, just cd to the application directory and type in: installpkg *.tgz

When you're done do the umount operation and exit

And as ricardson suggests, spend some time to read documentation. As a newbie it can be hard and tedious but that's the way to learn and you won't regret it. It's rewarding to know that stuff.


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Old 01-07-2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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No problem man. Glad you found the solution. Please do post the url of where you found the solution, or just what modules you needed to add. Someboody will have the same problem in the future, and having the solution posted will be a great help to them.

I run debian sid on a T42 thinkpad. I love it, and have kernel support for my built in wifi, but getting all the thinkpad keys to function was an uphill battle. I found good solutions at
That helped getting the thinkpad keys and suspend to work. Obviously debian specific on that page, and the wifi info is outdated, as 2.6.16 or 2.6.17 now has support built in.

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Go here for the sound issue:

viel gluck, and welcome to *nix!



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