Re: Newbie comments & queries
dman et al. Hi.
Have done a reinstall. Barest minimum, no extra packages except
for newbie.docs , joe (which am used to on local university Free
> To get mouse support at the console, install gpm. Then edit
> /etc/gpm.conf to have the proper protocol and device for your
> mouse. For example, I have :
I have the mouse on
device = /dev/ttys0 as now have a plain serial 2-button on COM1
repeat_type=ms3 (or raw)
I run gpm, get a highlighted section on the screen, go into mc,-
I run gpmconfig and having run thru that the following comes up:
cat: /var/run/gpm.pid : No such file or directory
so, still no mouse. If it is something obvious, let me sweat and
read the help, if obscure then any suggestion welcomed.
> | 3. I note that my selections for lp (port 0x378 & irq7) during |
> initial install resulted in a failure; even with no entry on the |
> line it was also a failure. Why would that be?
> You need to have the 'parport', 'parportpc' and 'lp' modules
> loaded. Run "lsmod" (as root, or with full path /sbin/lsmod) to see
> what modules are currently loaded. You can list any modules you
> want to be loaded automatically at boot up in /etc/modules.
In the reinstall I selected parport and parportpc, both installed
successfully. lp finally a success _after_ i put on the command
lp port=0x378 irq=7
the point being that the screen wording implies that you input the
command-line parameters _without_ the preliminary 'lp' command.
I am not installing X until after I scrounge some more memory.
I will try the printing soon.
Grahamstown, South Africa.