[Comm-en] Few compact questions

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Sun Feb 22 14:33:40 MSK 2004

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 06:19:18PM -0700, James F. wrote:
> After all the problems I was having getting X to run with Jr. I
> switched to Compact 2.3 (102403). Install went perfectly!

Glad to hear :)

> 1. I zoomed through the installation and accidentally chose the
> wrong mouse, so my scroll wheel is not working. It's not a
> necessity, but very convenient. How do I change this?

Run mousedrake, or see /etc/X11/XF86Config-4's mouse section,
should be something like

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

> 2. I know this is possible, I just can't figure it out. How do
> I get my NTFS partions to show up in here?

Umm... probably diskdrake could do something (even non-harmful)
for that, or add something like this to /etc/fstab:

/dev/hdaX /mnt/win_d ntfs defaults,uid=YOUR_UID 0 0

> I know that writing to it is not recommended, which is fine.

Seems that right now Captive NTFS is being packaged for ALT,
so... :)

> 3. Is it normal for Synaptic to tell me that I have all the
> updates?

Yep.  Since there are no updates/Compact/2.3 yet (as the distro
itself hasn't been released, though 20040219's snapshot seems to
be "mostly fixes" (and OpenOffice.org 1.1.0).

> I fixed sources.list to access the sysiphus repositories (they

classic (and optionally non-free) is enough -- it includes all
the other components.

> were #'d so I removed the #), updated the list, and it still
> tells me that I have everything, is that right? If not, how do
> I fix this?

Try this (or via synaptic):

# apt-get install zsh 

If it says "no way", then post the output of this here:

grep -v ^# /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v ^$

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