help with slackware

#1
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...;) )
 
#3
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
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#5
hmm, might, adjust your XF86Config mouse section to:

Code:
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
 

Camasii

OSNN Junior Addict
#10
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
 

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