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Old 02-25-2004, 08:28 AM   #16
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mmorales: Don't worry about jumping in to forums, that's what they're here for! As long as you're on topic, any input or further questions are appreciated.

First things first: backup your existing XF86Config-4 file with:
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.old
(if that's not the file, look in /etc/X11 for a config file named similarly - it might vary between distributions)

Any fix we find is going to require changing that file, using nano or another text editor. First, read the manpage for this file:
man XF86Config-4

Then, as root:
nano /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

It sounds to me like you have the same type of mouse configuration I do - try using the config I posted 2 messages ago - it might work, word for word. Note that you'll want to change the "Identifier" to whatever was in your previous config, so that yuor serverlayout section initializes the proper pointer. (manpage explains)
If it doesn't work, change the
Option "Device"
line to match what was in your previous config.
Still not working? look in your /dev folder, and see if you can find the psaux device. Nothing there? try /dev/input/, and look for "mouse". Basically, try to find the device on your system that corresponds to your mouse. To check to see if you've got the right one, do:
cat <device>
and then move your mouse around. If a bunch of gibberish displays on the screen, you found your mouse! hit CTRL-C to end the cat process and return to the shell.

Let me know how it goes!
If you're stuck, post your XF86Config-4 file here, and I'll try to help.

--Rounan
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:02 PM   #17
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Rounan I am set to go , mouse is working, windowez is working. next is dsl, but I rememebr that there are problems with the specific kernell and detecting ethernet on Nforce2. Will try to search posts and keep you posted.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:53 AM   #18
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Talking Thanks

OK...

I read your post after I got to fix my problem... Thank you any way!!!

the thing was that, in the file /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm... for that gpm thing that starts (on startup), well... I don't know how I configured it during the Slackware 8.1 installation... but I tested it defining different types of devices (or protocols... not really sure): first I tryed "imps2" (Microsoft IntelliMouse)... and in the XF86Config used the Intellimouse protocol... and it didn't work...

but...

then in the rc.gpm, I defined my mouse as a "ps2"... (generic, off course)... and in the XF86Config used the protocol PS/2 Generic... AND IT WORKED!!!! the scroll was not working, but I was using the mouse OK...


Yes, I said "was"...

well, I was installing Slackware on a HD that is a little bit old... and had several errors... I mean, by the third time I started my Computer, Linux was all wrong (got "ERROR_fs" errors on startup... so I decided to install on another HD... and Installed Linux Madrake9.2

I'm happy because everything is self-configured... got Cable-modem... got mouse with scroll... got practically everything... but...

yes, there is a but...

I've used this mandrake before on some dude's computer and it had a "Configure my computer" link, where I could configure from boot settings to package installation/uninstallation... and I don't have that link... so I can't find how to add packages and configure everything else... (I can't even install an .rpm package cause I don't know how tu exec it)


I know this is a Slackware section, but I loose nothing asking if you should know something about Mandrake

THANK YOU VERY MUCH... REALLY
 
Old 02-28-2004, 09:34 AM   #19
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You should have a "mandrake control center" entry in your K menu (in KDE) and probably something similar in Gnome.

As for installing rpms, learn to use the commandline. Most rpms are best installed from there, and if there's a problem the commandline will tell you what and why, while the GUI will just crap out.

--Rounan
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:04 PM   #20
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thank you

I solved my problem...

the thing was tha I didn't have the drakconf package installed, so I installed it using

'urpmi drakconf'

but I just have one more question...

how exactly do I use the "commandline" to install an rpm?

do you mean using a terminal? and if that's so, is there a command to install rpms, or they are themself executable files?

mmorales
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:14 PM   #21
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read:
man rpm

You want to issue commands like:
rpm -i <packagename>

rpms are not executable, they're binaries that have been compressed along with associated files, and information about the package and its dependencies. the RPM tool is an executable which unpacks the rpm archive and checks dependencies.

urpmi is a higher-level tool which helps to satisfy dependencies instead of just telling you about problems. You'll probably want to use urpmi more often than straight rpm.
read:
man urpmi
or loo on the Mandrake site for more info - I use apt in debian so I can't really provide much in the way of specifics.

--Rounan
 
  


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