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> Mandrake 10.0 (community Edition), Mouse & Internet not working.
post Mar 30 2004, 01:47 AM
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I just installed Mandrake 1.0 (Community Edition) and couldn't get my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer (USB) working with Mandrake, I selected in when I did an install and it doesn't work at all. Also, in the verbose startup it said that ETH0 (LAN) failed. Therefore, I have no access to the Internet.

In addition, I don't know what this is but IPVS 1.0 failed also in the "verbose startup".....

Is there anyway some body can guide me in get my mouse and Internet to work? I enabled DHCP and I don't get this? Can anyone tell me how to start up and per command line basis help me configure everything?

Many, many thanks!

Please e-mail me back at or I'll just check back here.... Thanks again!

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post Mar 30 2004, 05:45 PM
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No one wants to help me with this? sad.gif
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post Mar 30 2004, 11:39 PM
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Ok, this is going to be a mess. I don't think i am going to be able to compleatly get you fixed but I might be able to point you in the right direction till someone else who knows a little more can fix it.

Ok, lets start by getting you out of the graphical interface and to a command line. I asume your using Lilo, and I think this works with grub to, but I can't remember and I don't have grub any more.

Turn on your computer, and at the Lilo screen press escape. Now type in the name of the OS you want boot plus the line init 3. So if your linux system is called creativly "Linux" you would type this
boot: Linux init 3

This will boot you up into a command line interface. From there log in as root. Change directory to /etc/X11
[root]# cd /etc/x11

Do an ls (list) so you can see all the files in the directory. You are going to want to open either XF86Config-4 if you have it, or if not just XF86Config. You can use the command
[root]# emacs XF86Config-4

To open it in an editor. If you know another editor like vi you can use that to. You just need to be able to see the text, we aren't going to edit anything now.

Find the section called Pointer and come back and post what it is. It should be at most like four or five lines so you can write it out long hand. That will help us see about getting your mouse working.

As for the LAN card.... hummm

type the command

To list off all the PCI cards in your sytem. Find your Ethernet controller and than type
lspci -s 14:01.0 -vb

Except replace my address with yours. Than post that. Those two things should help us get you started.

--Jim Lester

Distro: Gentoo
System: AMD Athlon 3000+ XP 2.166 GHz
NVIDIA nForce2 IGP Chipset
NVIDIA nForce2 Dual Head 64 MB Graphics

Server Distro: CentOS
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