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Old 06-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Unresponsive interface in slackware

I recently installed Slackware without a hitch, and to my dismay, even after successfully installing the proper Nvidia drivers, everything seems unresponsive and glitchy.

For example, I am unable to change focus from window to window by clicking (90% of the things I try to click don't register) where the keyboard shortcuts work just fine. I've tried 4 different mouses to receive the same results each time.

I thought at first it was just KDE, but I encountered the same errors occurred in wmaker, xfce, and fluxbox. Sometimes programs become unresponsive to any input at all.

I've tried Googling around for a solution, but nobody seems to be having similar problems. Maybe I need to reinstall? IDK, this is my second linux distro I have ever installed (the first being ubuntu). Any help, guidance, advice, or general direction would be much appreciated.
Old 06-22-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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Go ahead and tell us as much as you can about your hardware.
Also, did this happen before you installed the Nvidia driver?
Did you blacklist the Nouveau driver?

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:58 AM   #3
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Two other things you could look at to investigate further:

(1) Type 'top' in a terminal to see if some processes are using a huge percentage of your CPU, which could slow down other processes. If yes, try to kill them and see what happens.

(2) As root type "tail -f /var/log/messages". Maybe some process is writing a lot of messages per second, which could be another cause of slowing down.

You could look at other logs in /var/log too.

PS Welcome to LQ and to the Slackware forum.

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Old 06-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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It helps if you can give some idea of what system you are using, what version of slackware, and what nvidia card / driver you are using along with how you installed it...

oh, and just a shot in the dark... did you install the xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist-noarch-1 ?
Old 06-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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It would be nice if you were to post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log


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