One or Two Problemettes !
I have just installed Slack 10.1 from downloaded CD's having been trying various distro's for the last year or so. Slackware seems to offer what I am looking for but I will confess to being a little daunted by the absence of a ystem such as YAST, which I had in Suse. Thats okay though as I have picked Salck because I want to learn more about the way things happen in Linux.
I am running the 2.4.29 kernel with Xfce as a gui.
Anyway, onto the problems....
Firstly, I have created a user account:
and so on. I have the system set up to boot to the command line so use "startx" to launch the gui. It works fine in the root account, but when I try as a normal user I get this...
I assume it is a permissions problems of some sort but I can't for the life of me find where to rectify this.
Xauth: timeout in locking authority file //.Xauthority
Secondly, I have three button MS mouse (usb to a ps/2 adapter to a kvm switch) but the scroll wheel/centre button does not work. I have tried to look in /dev/mouse but the file appears empty. I am not sure that is the right place to look though.
Finally, I have no sound. I have a Abit mobo with onboard sound which used the "via82xx" module in Suse but I am getting nothing at all in slack. A clip of my lsmod is posted below for info...
Any help with these problems would be greatly appreciated.
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12152 2 [snd-pcm-oss]
8139too 13928 0 (unused)
ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
uhci 24284 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
usbcore 58860 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
snd-via82xx 12928 2
gameport 1420 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-ac97-codec 52472 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-pcm 54504 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12320 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3812 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 31268 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
snd-page-alloc 4712 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
via-rhine 12368 1
mii 2272 0 [8139too via-rhine]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too via-rhine]
nvidia 3643836 6
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45092 3
Re: One or Two Problemettes !
Look instead at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf or your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (your distro will have one or the other). There's a section about halfway down that has your mouse settings. It will look sort of (but not exactly) like this:
Originally Posted by Bubo
Add a line just before the "EndSection" tag that says Option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5". In the end you should have something like this:
That should get your scroll wheel going.
Option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5"