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ive recently installed Slack 10.2 and when im in the GUI i cant use my mouse, can anyone help me? thanks in advance...
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    Just Joined! Amaru's Avatar
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    A4Tech Mouse with scroll won't work on Slackware 10.2


    ive recently installed Slack 10.2 and when im in the GUI i cant use my mouse, can anyone help me? thanks in advance

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    if your mouse wont work at all, i would say you need the 2.6 kernel.
    trust me i had the exact same problem of getting into the gui and having the mouse stuck in the middle of the screen.

    you need to go into the /testing/packages/linux-2.6.10 directory on the slackware cd (disc 2).

    there you will find the 2.6 kernel stuff.

    unfortunatly, i havent yet installed the 2.6 kernel off the slackware cd. I have only compiled my own kernel from source which was very unsucesssful.

    my guess to installing those packages would be:
    Code:
    cd /(mount directory)/testing/packages/linux-2.6.10
    pkgtool
    where mount directory is where you have mounted the disc.
    from there go for the first option which is "install from current directory" and install everything that is in that directory.

    i will try this for myself so i may be able to help you further still if you dont understand my instructions.

    hopefully this helped you.
    weed
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    You will probably have to compile your own kernel with support for it

    cd to /usr/src/linux

    and run (as root)

    make xconfig

    or if your not in X run menuconfig

    i really don't know what to do but it might be useful to compile your own kernel

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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    i myself tried compiling my own kernel to get the mouse support going.

    it works but there are a lot of modules saying eg. "fatal! cannot find module: snd-alsa-mixer"

    it is easier to just use the precompiled kernel (2.6) in the testing dir. However it might not work with your hardware (just like mine did).

    compile a kernel if you are adventurous.
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