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Author Topic: A couple of quick questions  (Read 1109 times)
mosedavid
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« on: November 14, 2009, 01:47:15 am »

Hi

I'm new to this Vector Linux - its kinda nice and fast, good looking and is sitting on my laptop smiling away ... but... I'm having a few issues with it.


1. I have a removable hard drive with ALL my music, files etc etc on. When I plug it in I can view the items but I cant copy and paste anything. Permissions?? The Drive is NTFS. All my email, bookmarks and documents are backed up onto it so I really could do with solving this. The option of reformatting this drive to EX2 etc is a none issue as I have both Windows (for Music Production) and Linux (for internet etc) and I need both machines to be able to access this drive.

2. My mouse, which is a humble 2 button scroll thingy has worked with every computer Ive ever plugged it into. However with Vector Linux the wheel doesn't work, neither does the scroll on the track -pad on the laptop itself. Is this fixable? (I've set it to the correct mode in the setting but it's not having it).

When I'm out and about I use a 3 usb dongle for my internet - a E 169G modem. I havent attempted to try and get this working yet - my last foray into Linux (ubuntu studio) was a disaster as i couldn't get the modem working and it was my only connection at the time  Sad. Is this able to work with VL?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 03:47:53 am »

You havn't said which version of VL you are using but the first thing I would do is check that ntfs-3g is installed via Gslapt, ntfs-3g provides full read/write support for ntfs file systems.

I'm not sure about you're other questions but I'm sure someone will be along shortly who can help.

Oh and welcome to VL
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Bjrnarlinux
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 05:26:21 am »

Have you set the mouse up in Xconfig. I think that might be the problem. This should also give you the option to use the trackpad specific driver. As for the USB dongle, i have no idea.

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mosedavid
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 07:13:37 am »

thanks for the reply.

Yes, the NTFS 3G is installed

I havent done anything with Xconfig - I tried to find the program but im assuming its a command line job? Surely a simple thing like a mouse should just work? The mouse in question is 1 of a million china made 2 button/scroll with button mouse - Common. I .looked into the command line Xconfig and its incredibly complicated. Is there no GUI in VL 6.0 for this?
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 09:29:23 am »

For the dongle question check out this thread...
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=9443.0
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 01:02:57 pm »

VasmCC is the GUI equivalent to Vasm. It should work.

I do agree with you that the mouse should work though.

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 02:08:44 pm »

For the mouse issue, try running vxconf from a terminal. (or in vasmCC)

For the removable drive, try opening the location of the drive in the terminal, become root and try copying a file from the removable drive to somewhere else from the terminal.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 04:24:38 pm »

I have found that in order to work with an NTFS external drive, I have to mount it as root. I don't know why, as it's kind of a pain. I can write to it as user once it's mounted.

Actually, I can't write to *any* NTFS drive unless I mount it as root. As with the external drives, I can write to a mounted NTFS drive as user as long as I mounted it as root.
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