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Old 08-14-2005, 10:13 AM   #436
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Thank you shilo for an excellent website! I'm going to pass this on to my friends.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 01:15 AM   #437
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this post was a great help. thank you.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 10:48 AM   #438
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Thanks, this post has seriously boosted my confidence as a Linux newbie.

Ive been using Windoze my whole life, and when I installed Slackware for the first time and ran into so many problems I diddnt understand, and diddnt expect I got really frustrated.

Eg, why did attempting(failing) to configure my network cause slackware to crash on reboot while reading the PS/2 port???

anyway, many reinstallations later, I came across this thread, and many things clicked and buzzed as they should.

I have a few problems though, when I type "xf86config" I get errors, remember I barely know the basic Unix commands and have been using DOS for waaaay too long.

The other thing is, I cant get a connection through slackware, network is always unavaliable. Im using an onboard network adapter, through a DSL router.

Sorry for asking new questions in an old thread, this just seemed like the most helpful place to go.

Any help atall would be really appreciated

Thanks
-Sooth
 
Old 09-29-2005, 07:07 PM   #439
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Just wanted to add my thanks to this post. This helped out a bunch AND taught a long the way. After completing my first kernel compile, I feel like less of a newbie =)
 
Old 10-03-2005, 08:34 PM   #440
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How about a way to change the Penguin during boot to another graphic....
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:40 AM   #441
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How about a way to change the Penguin during boot to another graphic....
Is this really possible? :-)
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:55 AM   #442
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I tried Slack 10.2 with test26.s, the scsi kernel for 2.6.13
everything works except the damn mouse!
This is my first shot at 2.6 and I thought it recognizes everything, but not the mouse

The mouse s unresponsive both in graphical mode(kde) and cut&paste line mode

gpm is running
/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm says so

rc.hotplug is world executable

I change the xorg.conf to
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(yes, I have an intellimouse)
but again no change.
I changed the BIOS to enable Plug and Play, again nothing

What am I doing worng? Why is my mouse dead?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #443
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I had a similar problem. I solved it by running pkgtool in the /testing/linux-2.6.13 directory after I finished installing before rebooting and installed the modules and kernel-source.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:01 AM   #444
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Sorry, I'm still having problems:
I installed the 2.6.13 kernel(generic, modules, source, headers), all tgzs on the second CD except alsa.

Here's the relevant xorg.conf section:

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

# Option "Protocol" "Auto"


Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
# COMMENT: I kept PNP enabled in BIOS, but this is an Intellimouse(2 buttons
# with wheel, so IMPS/2 should be fine)

# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" (I tested both /dev/psaux #and /dev/mouse, the result is the same)
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

-------------------------------------

Now here are some relevant data
root@quality5:~# uname -r
2.6.13
# so I am indeed running 2.6.13

# I did not remoe 2.4.31, but that should be ok, I will later create two kernels and
#have a choice at lilo to but either one

root@quality5:~# ls -l /usr/src
total 1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2005-10-29 08:01 linux -> linux-2.6.13
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 584 2005-06-06 04:17 linux-2.4.31
drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 624 2005-09-04 06:44 linux-2.6.13
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 168 2003-10-29 08:08 rpm
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 176 2005-06-06 04:25 speakup-2.4.31
root@quality5:~# ls -l /boot
total 3541
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 2005-10-25 13:14 README.initrd -> /usr/doc/mkinitrd-1.0.1/README.initrd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2005-10-29 07:59 System.map -> System.map-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 870274 2005-09-04 07:15 System.map-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 608033 2005-06-06 06:37 System.map-ide-2.4.31
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2005-10-25 13:52 boot.0800
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 168 2005-10-25 13:52 boot_message.txt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2005-10-29 07:59 config -> config-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54250 2005-09-04 07:15 config-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 41760 2005-06-06 06:37 config-ide-2.4.31
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5032 2004-05-21 10:19 diag1.img
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 2005-10-25 13:12 lost+found
-rw------- 1 root root 47104 2005-10-25 13:52 map
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2005-10-29 07:59 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 704512 2005-09-04 07:15 vmlinuz-generic-2.6.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1256566 2005-06-06 06:37 vmlinuz-ide-2.4.31
=================================

Now on startx, the only error message I get is font-related, but still my mouse is dead(also in cut and paste ):




root@quality5:~# startx

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.13 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux quality5 2.6.13 #1 Tue Sep 6 17:56:37 PDT 2005 i686
Build Date: 11 September 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Oct 29 09:03:50 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
xset: bad font path element (#58), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
kbuildsycoca running...
KWrited - Listening on Device /dev/pts/1
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /opt/kde/lib/kde3/kcm_kdnssd.so: undefined symbol: init_kdnssd
SetClientVersion: 0 8
QFont::setPointSize: Point size <= 0 (-3)
knotify: Fatal IO error: client killed
kwin: Fatal IO error: client killed
kicker: Fatal IO error: client killed
klipper: Fatal IO error: client killed
kded: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdesktop: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
*** kdesktop got signal 1 (Exiting)
kicker: sighandler called
ksmserver: Fatal IO error: client killed
xinit: connection to X server lost. klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
klauncher: Fatal IO error: client killed
Hangup
GOT SIGHUP
kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
kdeinit: Exit.
kicker: sighandler called
root@quality5:~# startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
kio (KDirWatch): WARNING: KDirWatch::removeDir can't handle 'Office/kword.desktop'
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.


As a final check, gpm is running
root@quality5:~# gpm
root@quality5:~#


and /dev/psaux as specified seems ok:
 ls -l /dev/psaux
crw-rw---- 1 root sys 10, 1 1994-07-18 02:49 /dev/psaux
root@quality5:~# ls -l /dev/psaux     mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 2005-10-25 13:52 /dev/mouse -> psaux


Any ideas what to do next?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #445
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Try changing it to PS/2 instead of IMPS/2
 
Old 12-08-2005, 09:47 PM   #446
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Shilo Thnxs, Just hav quick ques., can I upgrade frm 8 to 10.2? Do I have to format over current slack8 ver? Do I need to install the latest kernel although my hardware has not chnged since first slack8 kernel 2.2.19 ver? Should I just upgrade some parts of current install? Cn I download iso to folder on hdd in windows and then make cd using easy adaptec create CD? Thnx again
 
Old 12-08-2005, 11:20 PM   #447
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky
Shilo Thnxs, Just hav quick ques., can I upgrade frm 8 to 10.2?
You CAN, but for the trouble involved, it would probably be easier to do a re-install.

I started with 8.1 or 8.2, if I recall correctly. Since then there have been many MAJOR changes. One or two changes to glibc, if I am remebering right. Upgrading would basically entail upgrading EVERY package, plus adding new packages, removing deprecated packages, and updating MANY config files.

My opinion, back up important stuf (configs, personal data, etc.) to CD or USB drive and re-install. It will take less time and produce less errors.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky
Do I have to format over current slack8 ver?
No re-formatting is needed, regardless of the solution you choose. Depending on your partitioning scheme, you may find it easiest to re-format several partitons (assuming a re-install).

That said, I would re-format if I was that far behind, making sure to back up important stuff first.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky
Do I need to install the latest kernel although my hardware has not chnged since first slack8 kernel 2.2.19 ver?
You do not NEED to, but I would recommend it. By upgrading kernels, you may get some free bonus prizes. Any security fixes implemented since 2.2.19 are your, FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! But wait, that's not all... depending on your hardware, you may also be eligible to receive... BETTER performance!!!

On a more serious note, PV cureently uses the 2.4 series kernel as standard. He hasn't moved to 2.6 series yet, most likely due to stability concerns (I am simplifying the issue). You are using the 19th revision of the 2.2 series. The 2.6 series is already on to the 14th revision, and still isn't considered "stable enough" for Slackware. I would think that running an OLD 2.2 series kernel for a PC is just a generally bad idea. IF you knew what you were doing, and IF you were running an embedded system or something, maybe a 2.2 series kernel would be the right choice. Otherwise, I would recommend the latest 2.4 series kernel AT A MINIMUM.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky
Should I just upgrade some parts of current install?
That is almost sure to break. As I noted, I believe there have been changes to glibc. There are definately new kernel headers used. Only upgrading small parts to -current or 10.2 will cause breakage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky
Cn I download iso to folder on hdd in windows and then make cd using easy adaptec create CD? Thnx again
Sure, I used to do the same with NERO. It may be easier, though, to just install BitTorrent on your Windows installation and download from within Windows.

Summary:

Basically, if you know what your doing and LOVE lots of problem solving, an upgrade is possible. You will probably be much happier with a re-install, though. It will be quicker, in the long run, and save countless headaches.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 11:55 PM   #448
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Thank u much... don't know what I am doing. I hav a 10gb hdd just for slack and windows on another larger hdd. Use loadlin, Explore2Fs. Was so much work installing slack8 first time, since i forgot most of what I taught myself. Can't find notes. Guess its time to rollup my sleves. *How do I use torrent to make install discs?*

Last edited by NightSky; 12-09-2005 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:26 PM   #449
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Last edited by MasterC; 12-20-2005 at 08:49 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #450
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svar
I tried Slack 10.2 with test26.s, the scsi kernel for 2.6.13
everything works except the damn mouse!
This is my first shot at 2.6 and I thought it recognizes everything, but not the mouse

The mouse s unresponsive both in graphical mode(kde) and cut&paste line mode

gpm is running
/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm says so

rc.hotplug is world executable

I change the xorg.conf to
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(yes, I have an intellimouse)
but again no change.
I changed the BIOS to enable Plug and Play, again nothing

What am I doing worng? Why is my mouse dead?



yup me too, ive tried every variety of the mouse section, changed hardware, etc... havent tried pkgtool yet tho
 
  


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