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Old 05-25-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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installed slackware 9.1 - switching from suse - help


Good evening...

Get ready good people.... I don't mind trying to figure things out.. but HELP!!!

I am (attempting) to switch from suse 9.0 to slackware 9.1. I have it up and running. I have figured out all that I could - but to be honest, what problems I am having, I have referenced both here (linuxquestions) and the web.... So far I like slackware - but I have some issues... I need some help from some of you fine people.

I did install swaret - and updated.. that went OK after a little work - think I got that now.
Got all my plugins working in firefox
and a few other tid-bits went ok - or I'm confident I can get them going at a later time...

BUT (and its a big "but")

1st - I have a usb scroll mouse. mouse works fine (got that working with mouseconfig)- scroll does not. - How do I get the scroll to work?

2nd - I have a dual monitor matrox card. I bet you see it coming - only the first monitor works. I am hoping some of you long time users of slackware have the answer. I sure don't.

3rd - Maybe I'll save this for anather day, but anyone have a website they can direct me to that explains step by step how to get mplayer (gui preferably) and mencoder working - the ones I have read through (time and time again) are not working out.


All other issues can wait till a rainy day (although its raining here - it may not be where you are).

I appreciate any time anyone can give me. best regards - tw
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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1. Try searching the forum, this has been asked and answered repeatedly. Try searching "zaxismapping".

2. I don't have a dual monitor set up, but it seems you have to edit your xf86config file to make this work. Try searching for the term "xinerama"

3. Download the mplayer package from http://www.linuxpackages.net/ Install it using the command "installpkg /path/to/package" or using the command "pkgtool" as root. I think the package will put mplayer in your gnome menu under multimedia, selecting it will start mplayer with a gui.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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Hello,

To get your scroll mouse working add something like this to you
/etc/X11/XF86Config file.

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxismapping" "4 5"

About the dual head configuration there is a lot of documents on the web specially for matrox. Do some google search. I did it once, and it's just a matter of adding an extra monitor section and a card section to your XF86Config file. Sorry, it was long time ago.

About Mplayer, go to Linuxpackages.net. Maybe you'll find a package for memcoder too.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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I simply copied and pasted your mouse section of the XF86Config file, erased mine completely (which was the slackware default - terrible long) . Got my scroll. - thanks a lot..


On to the Video card....
 
Old 05-26-2004, 08:21 AM   #5
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Got the dual monitor working:

This is how I did it - I am hoping to pass on the info to hopefully help someone else:

Using a Matrox dual-head 450 card, and I have 1 21" monitor and 1 19" monitor - you may have to slow down the frequency speeds for you monitors:

Edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file (first make a back up):

In the: (That is the only option I have in this section - this makes for 1 BIG desktop)

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

Option "Xinerama" "true"

EndSection



Under the:

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Matrox Graphics, Inc."
BoardName "MGA G400 AGP"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0


EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier "Card1"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Matrox Graphics, Inc."
BoardName "MGA G400 AGP"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1


EndSection



and finally under the


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "My Monitor"

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection

EndSection


Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen 2"
Device "Card1"
Monitor "My Monitor"

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection


EndSection



All that stuff with the monitors is some default setting - I did not change them.

Good luck to all - I hope this helps someone. One to getting My sound and video capture working - but that can wait a day or 2.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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tw001 -

thanks for posting your solution.

for mplayer, try linuxpackages.net, and this fix may be necessary:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/view_co...=1750&cid=1368


 
  


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