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esteeven 04-23-2007 04:49 PM

Slackware on Dell Latitude D600
Hello : I am finally coming to the conclusion that Slackware will be the best distribution for me on my Dell D600 Latitude laptop. I have currently been favouring Kubuntu and have been very happy ---- but the upgrade to Feisty has left me cold : I can't easily get my wifi working. And that p******* me off. I have been through distro install madness period for the last 3 days. Slackware was great but I had an irritating problem :(

The Synaptics touchpad did not work at all. I used the huge26.s kernel. Was this the right choice? I just don't see why the touchpad failed. I am certain that I am missing the obvious after my personal install-fest ;) The keyboard nipple failed to work too.

In the spirit of adventure, I have reinstalled Feisty until this post is answered. I am also setting up an old P111 to work as my desktop until my notebook is up and running.

Thanks in advance

H_TeXMeX_H 04-23-2007 06:05 PM

Try running 'xorgsetup', it may help detect the touchpad.

lol, keyboard nipple ... I like to touch it :D

onebuck 04-23-2007 08:42 PM


Did you remember to install the modules for the kernel?

esteeven 04-24-2007 04:54 PM

Excellent :: xorgsetup dealt with the resolution problem and the module were certainly needed. I now have Slackware :) Many thanks.

esteeven 04-25-2007 11:43 AM

So. The next targets are : suspend to ram and the mapping of the keyboard :)

bioe007 04-26-2007 01:22 AM

keybindngs: which desktop/windomanager? no matter really, i like this guide, which is pretty much cut&paste for both my dell laptops. though my latitude d820 has no multimedia keys (only volume +/- and mute)

suspend to ram: another guide though I still haven't achiedved this... if you have better luck please let me know. have you looked into suspend to disk yet? IMHO best to compile your own kernel for that..

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