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well, i have three main problems with slackware at the moment... first one...and probably the most important to me... i have an ipod....but i want to use it to store ...
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    well, i have three main problems with slackware at the moment...

    first one...and probably the most important to me...
    i have an ipod....but i want to use it to store files...so, i now i need to mount it...but i acctually have two questions when it comes to this point
    1. will it try to format it into a type of linux thing cuz it is formated to windows (lol...sont know proper termanology...im a newb)
    2. if it wont format it....how do i mount it

    secound one....you guys are going to think this is dumb...but how do i shutdown the computer...right now i am ending my session and telling it to reboot...when it unmounts the file system i run around my desk and hit the power button before the computer reboots,...so it stays shut down

    and third...i am using a usb laser microsoft 3 button mouse...how do i get the scroll wheel to acctually scroll through pages...


    and thank you in advance...im a newb!!!!

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    for shutdown you can do (as root)

    shutdown -h

    or

    halt


    scroll mouse you need to add this to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Code:
     Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5 6 7"
    under the section entitled

    Code:
     "Section "InputDevice"
    where your mouse stuff is


    I don't have an ipod but you can look at this
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    Any external usb device should get mounted automatically when it is plugged in and a file browser window should appear. To unmount, close the window and unplug. Udev has made it to where usb devices are recognized when plugged in, and unmounted as well.

    You are in no danger of Slackware reformatting your device. That's one thing about Linux, it won't do anything you don't tell it to do.

    With an editor, open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and find
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    I have a 'laser' mouse as well. If you config yours the same as mine (copy and paste mine and put in place of your configuration), you should then have a scrolling mouse.

    Code:
     Identifier     "Mouse1"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Buttons" "5"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    To shut off your system, you should have "Log Off" in your menu. Then run shutdown from kdm (the sign in manager thingie...)
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    Dang spencerf, you beat me to it!
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    thanks, im gonna reboot and try this (im running on dsl right now)

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    allright, here is the deal, when i plug in my ipod, nothing comes up

    is there a setting i have to apply or sumthin????



    lol....sory if i am annoying

    also, do you know a program that can play windows media player files?

    cuz i dont know any....

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    try reading the link I posted above for your ipod. It will not be a "simple" task if you are a newby but you will get to learn a little about linux.

    most of the available players will play wmv if you have the codecs package called either
    win32codecs or essentialcodecs. You can find these at the mplayer homepage or through your distribution.
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    Thanks, ill go check them out....



    as for the ipod.....ill figure it out.....

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    I have managed this on Slackware with KDE and a first gen iPod, so it might give you a start...

    1 Create a mount point (/mnt/ipod is good)
    2 Make sure the ipod disk is spinning (just start a song playing)
    3 Plug it in!
    4 Type (as root) fdisk -l (that is lower case L)
    5 Find a device that has an empty partition as 1 and a W95 FAT32 partition as 2 (in my case it was sda1 and sda2)
    6 The device to mount is the W95 FAT32 partition. Type mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod
    7 You should now be able to browse the ipod as normal. You should also be able to synch it from gtkpod.

    As a side note, you can't use umount /mnt/ipod to remove it. You have to use eject /mnt/ipod - no idea why!

    Good luck!

    Gaz

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