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Old 11-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Smile Wine in Slackware: my solution to random freeze issue

Had been trying to run Wine for a while, tried versions X, Y and Z, and every version would install and run fine except that within one to fifteen minutes I would encounter a hard freeze, requiring a reboot.

Now I have not had a freeze, just program specific bugs.

My solution was half accidental, I was kinda missing my mouse wheel (been lazy) so decided to enable it.

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I changed this:

# Option "ChordMiddle"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

to this:

Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"

and my wine works! .....

I have noticed that this freezing error is rare and slackware doesn't auto enable the wheel, so if U are using slack and cannot use wine well, check your drivers are correct. Would like to hear if this helps anyone else with similar issue.

Old 11-06-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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New one on me, but then I always set my mouse to IMPS/2


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