[CentOS] trying to install 5.2 on a laptop
mpk2 at enter.net
Sun Mar 1 17:59:19 UTC 2009
Kwan Lowe wrote:
> Have you verified if the synaptics package itself is installed:
> rpm -q synaptics
'not installed'. Is there more to this package than just the library (.so)?
> If not, is this laptop connected to the Internet? If so, you can do:
> yum -y install synaptics
> This will install the synaptics package, though doesn't install the module.
hmmm ... I didn't think of that (along with a few other readers!)
Ok, it's installed ... reboot.
YES!!!! :) :) It at least boots properly! Thaaaaaank you!
Like I mentioned, I'm new-ish to linux. And, I use the gui exclusively.
So, it never occured to me to install in runlevel=3. I figured that I'd
have to get it to boot somehow, then use Applications > Add/Remove
Software. Same with vi - it just occurred to me that I could have easily
tried 'man vi'.
> The main things you need to verify are the following sections in the xorg.conf:
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier "Layout0"
> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
> Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
One difference from yours -
Identifier "Default Layout"
Does that matter?
Also, I don't have Screen 1 - I guess because I didn't set up multiple
> Section "InputDevice"
Same as yours.
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