help with slackware

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by punkandacoke, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    ok. installed slackware and im really a newbie to linux. used it here and there, but I reformated and have no plans on reinstalling windows so im gonna need some help guys...

    first. my mouse scroll doesnt work...and its starting to piss me off.

    second. how would I start going about updating. is there a windows update for linux. or do I have to do it all manually.

    any help would be appriciated

    (sorry about the abundance of question marks...;) )
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    the mouse wheel is easy. What kind of mouse? Does it have nav buttons too?
     
  3. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    its a two button mouse with a scroll. usb too. this computer only has one usb port and my keyboard has a hub built in. so the mouse routes through the keyboard. dont think that make a difference though
     
  4. Meehowski

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    Cool........
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    hmm, might, adjust your XF86Config mouse section to:

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    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"
    
    # The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
    # Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
    # Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
    # MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
    # ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    then restart X
     
  6. punkandacoke

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    where is the config file?
    is it in /usr/X11R6?
     
  7. NetRyder

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    It's /etc/X11/XF86Config :)
     
  8. punkandacoke

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    its works. thanks guys. :)
     
  9. punkandacoke

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    but...
    a little help with the updating?
    how can I go about updating programs and the os and sys files and what not...?
     
  10. Camasii

    Camasii OSNN Junior Addict

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    The Mouse...

    For slackware there's no auto updated. Some (Xandros, redhat..) have updaters but slackware comes with mostly recent software. I would suggest installing dropline gnome (www.dropline.net) as it includes alot of tools and a pretty nice adaptation of Gnome for slackware. After that I would suggest installing emerge\portage. If you don't know what that is go to the gentoo website (www.gentoo.org) and read up on it, it's a great program that makes installing EVERYTHING easier :) You can find instructions on how to install it here http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=28559

    After that emerge wine, learn to use that, and you'll be pretty much set up :)

    And welcome to slackware :)



    -Tim

    Another happy slacker