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hanleychan 09-28-2003 11:27 PM

Total linux newbie I don't know anything and need help
 
Hi,
I just installed mandrake linux v9.1 just to see how it was like. I am having problems trying to get the sound to work. I get no sound at all for some reason. Does anyone know how to fix this. Also the scroll wheel on my mouse doesn't seem to work. I tried to look for linux drivers on the logitech website but they only have the drivers for windows. I don't know anything about linux because I use windows so I am sorry if I said anything stupid.

Thanks

je_fro 09-28-2003 11:33 PM

The first thing you need to do is start reading. I hate to give RTFM replies, but you're going to have to do it.
To fix your mouse you'll need to edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config to look similar to mine:
# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" <--------ADD THIS LINE

As for sound, you need to find out what kind of soundcard, and whether your distro is using ALSA or OSS or aRTs or what...
search this site for your card+mandrake and I'm sure you'll find your answer...
http://www.google.com/linux

Good Luck!!

hanleychan 09-28-2003 11:50 PM

when I try to edit it it says the file cannot be saved please check if you have write permission

Arenba 09-29-2003 12:39 AM

Log in as root to edit the file.

hanleychan 09-29-2003 12:43 AM

how do i do that? sorry I don't know much.

at least I managed to get the sound to work. stupid me i had the volume set to mute

ehdwuld 09-29-2003 12:45 AM

vi

ehdwuld 09-29-2003 12:52 AM

ratz wrong button


what i meant to say was

open terminal

su
<enter password>
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
*************be very careful ***************

look at the part you want to change

press "a" this is the insert key -gets you into editing mode

use the arrow keys to move around
bakspace to remove lines

when it looks right
hit the esc key a coupla times till it beeps at ya

*******now the important part **************************

if you think it looks good ----
type
:wq!

( stand for write quit now )

if you have any doubts as to whether you have flubbed it up

type

:q!
( stand for quit now without saving )

RolledOat 09-29-2003 12:57 AM

I would expect that Mandrake has GUIs to be able to set the scroll wheel. On the mute front, I don't know why, but it does seem to get installed that way. Ahhh, here is the link.

http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...ousedrake.html

See if your's is listed and selecting it works for you. Open the Control Panel, Peripherals Mouse. There you can configure the mouse wheel, etc.

RO

edu2 09-29-2003 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by je_fro
The first thing you need to do is start reading. I hate to give RTFM replies, but you're going to have to do it.
To fix your mouse you'll need to edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config to look similar to mine:
# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" <--------ADD THIS LINE

As for sound, you need to find out what kind of soundcard, and whether your distro is using ALSA or OSS or aRTs or what...
search this site for your card+mandrake and I'm sure you'll find your answer...
http://www.google.com/linux

Good Luck!!

My mouse configuration is:

# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/psaux"
ZAxisMapping 4 5

# For wheel support - can not be used with Emulate3Buttons
#
# ZAxisMapping 4 5

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
# Protocol "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice
# BaudRate 9600
# SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
# Emulate3Buttons
Emulate3Timeout 50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
# ChordMiddle

EndSection

But i still can't scroll with my mouse. What is the problem?

je_fro 09-29-2003 01:27 AM

Quotes.

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" <--------ADD THIS LINE EXACTLY

edu2 09-29-2003 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by je_fro
Quotes.

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" <--------ADD THIS LINE EXACTLY

I did, and still can't scroll.

hanleychan 09-29-2003 03:48 PM

doesn't work for me either

WhiteChedda 09-29-2003 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by hanleychan
doesn't work for me either
Which logitech mice are you using? It might be that button 4 and 5 are not the scroll wheel with some of the newer Logitech umpteen button mice.

edu2 09-29-2003 04:52 PM

Mine is a Logitech cordless MouseMan optical.

hanleychan 09-29-2003 09:37 PM

I got it to work. I went into mouse configuration and changed it to usb wheel mouse then I unplugged the mouse from my ps/2 port and plugged my mouse into the usb port and rebooted linux and it worked.


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