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Re: Help needed on first install




On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Rick Commo wrote:

> > This is my first ever Debian install.  Previous experience limited to RH
> > 4/5 years ago and recently Mandrake 7.1, so I am not a heavy Linux type at
> > this point.
> > 
> > Hardware:
> >     Old AT style mainboard with 233Mhz Cyrix 8x86
> >     80Mb Ram
> >     Microsoft mouse (also Kensington trackball)
> >     ATI Expert98 graphics card
> > 
> > Software:
> >     Debian 2.2r2 (potato)
> > 
> > Problem:
> >     I managed to muddle my way into getting the system to boot into the
> > GUI mode and display
> >     at 1024x768, but the mouse doesn't work.
> > 
> >     I have tried both the Microsoft mouse and Kensington trackball.  Since
> > it's an older AT style
> >     mainboard the mouse goes on COM1 (using WinSpeak).  I figured this
> > would be /dev/tty0.
> >     Have tried all the different baud rates.  NADA
> > 
> > A couple of questions
> > 
> > (1) any hints?
Assuming the mouse does work, did you make a symbolic link mouse to ttyS0
(NOT tty0: this is a console). Try first:
# cd /dev
# ln -s ttyS0 mouse
and try to start X win now.

If not, how did you configure your X windows? There is a setup program
called 'anXious'. You can also edit the configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config.

Greetz,
Sebastiaan

> > 
> > (2) I have managed to log into root in the GUI but can't seem to bring up
> > an xterm with no mouse available.  What would be the key strokes to do
> > that (if at all possible).
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > -rick
> > 
> 



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