Fate strikes again
Would you believe it? Thanks to the info in this message I relinked
/dev/mouse to /dev/psaux and X finally worked with the mouse. (I tried
/dev/psaux using the graphical xf86setup program, but it didn't work for
some reason, how odd.) It is amazing, isn't it? Only problem now is that
when I right click and hit "Exit X" all it does is restart X with the debian
login... I think that oughta be fixed. I'll have to look into that script
file, I forget what its called. Oh well.
Subject: Re: Thanks
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 1999 22:05:28 EDT
To all: Thanks again. I have a mouse driver on ttyS0, and the system
detected that just fine. Anyway, it's all academic at this point, since
my CD's will no longer install, so I am Linux-less. -- Max
On Tue, 6 Jul 1999 11:23:36 +1000 "Carley, Jason (Australia)"
>I had a similar problem which I traced back to gpm running expecting a
>on com1 when it was actually psaux. My modem was on com1 but wvdial
>couldn't find it due to gpm interfering.
>Took me a while but it was pretty simple in the end.
>I too have felt like giving up but kept going and am now very happy
>things. And I have tried all distributions under the sun.
>From: Jesse Jacobsen [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 10:15 AM
>Subject: Re: Thanks
>On 07/05/99 at 18:53:51, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote concerning "Thanks":
>> After running setserial and wvdial, disabling PnP, and many
>> efforts, I finally, to overcome the system's refusal to detect my
>> (Diamond Supra 288i SP), attempted to re-install (grasping at
>> but now it tells me "there was a problem" extracting the base system
>> files from the CD-rom, so re-installation has failed and I have
>> for weeks of effort.-- Max
>The good news is that the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO doesn't
>list a modem by that description as being incompatible with Linux.
>you just have to take a deep breath and write a detailed report to
>list of what you've tried. Here are some things to look at or
>- Does the modem work in Windows? If so, does Windows give you
> information about modem settings (IRQ, etc?)
>- What makes you think your modem is not recognized?
>- What happens when you try to run minicom, configured to use your
> modem's serial device?
>- Have you taken into account that the DOS ports COM1, COM2, COM3, and
> COM4 correspond to the Linux devices ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, and ttyS3
>For the next time you get frustrated, consider this: it's a pretty
>guess that most of the people on this list haven't been forced to
>reinstall Debian ever. On top of that, most probably haven't done a
>fresh install for so long that it actually takes an effort to remember
>what it was like! In contrast, I recall reinstalling Windows several
>times each year. Or at least making _major_ repairs.
>I don't know if it's possible to _master_ the intricacies of Debian.
>It's just too big! But to me, that's something to like about it. You
>never run out of things you can learn.
>Jesse Jacobsen, Pastor email@example.com
>Grace Lutheran Church (ELS) http://www.jvlnet.com/~jjacobsen/
>Madison, Wisconsin GnuPG public key ID: 2E3EBF13
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