Re: Mouse support and other bugs (Questions!)
On Sun, 2001-12-02 at 14:46, Axel Bojer wrote:
> I hope I am at the right place, when I am asking some questions about Debian
> for my laptop.
> First, I am very new to Linux, but willing to learn. I tried to install
> the "potato" from a 3 CD-set. The system is running, after much problems I have
> configured the TFT-Monitor, learnt how to mount CD-rom, unmount,
> (Even "shutdown" neded some time to manage ...). What I still dont understand
> 1: Why wont the touchpad (I have Siemens scenic mobile 360P, and have found
> information on the Internett about it) funktion? I have tried to use it as a
> PS/2 (what is said to be the right thing to do) and even as a Microsoft Mouse
> using xf86config. First thing: as I pointed to /dev/mouse or /dev/tty00 as the
> driver (or whatever this program/file is), I got the message: "Cannot open
> mouse (the file dont exist). Then I found a "file/program" called in dev/
> called tty0, and pointed to this.
> (To get my CD-rom to wotk, I had to make the directory /dev/cdrom, which
> wasnt there before, and THEN it worked. Why do I have to do this kind of
> things, cant my installation manager do this for me?). (I even tryed to use my
> external Logitech -as "logitech" (The company who made this thing) and as
> a "windows mouse>". Not even THAT worked. What brings me to the first
> assumption: Could the pointing (or a missing file) be the solution?
Try either /dev/psaux or /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 for your mouse. Once
you find the correct one you can symbolicly link /dev/mouse to the
correct device (man ln with special attention to the -s option).
If you made /dev/cdrom by touch or something it's incorrect. Look at
the output of dmesg and scan for lines about your cdrom drive it will
most likely be /dev/hdb or /dev/hdc or possibly /dev/scd0. Link
/dev/cdrom to the correct device with ln -s. If you mean /dev/cdrom to
mount things I'd recoomend putting a /cdrom directory in the root or in
the /mnt directory to mount to.
2. Already answered by hlawson.
> 3. The apt-get command AND the dselect manager do not allow me to use my CD-rom
> as an option when I want to install KDE (I now dont have another window manager
> other than the X-window...). First I tried the Dselect, but this optin dont
> show! Then I tried apt-get, apt-cdrom, but none of this worked. I even tried to
> manipulate the /etc/apt/source.list. But I do not have a good hand at it. Do
> someone know EXACTLY what I have to write there to get it right? To be exact: I
> am trying to install .deb files AND zipped files (.gz2). (But not at the same
> time though) from a CD I bought whith a linux Magazine. (The installation
> procedure described there did not work either...!). I also could try to use my
> harddisk as the source, but, again, my machine wont give me that option either.
> Althoug I tried this one too, unsuccsessfull...
Look at apt-setup, it should help with the CD and your internet
sources. I've never heard of a .gz2 file, do you mean bzip2 .bz files?
> 4. In connection with the last question: My maschine refuses me (that is: says:
> unknown command, or something similar) when I am trying to unzip
> with "Bunzip2". (And, as far as I see, the other package programs wont do
> nothing with such files.
It's case sensitive bzip2 -d is the command you want to use. You can
also have tar execute it for you with the -j switch.