Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Feb. 26 2006,17:46
This guide looks useful.
It might help, but I freely admit first off that I am a complete moron. Since my I am getting stuff off the internet on another machine, I've burned the two extensions onto a cd as per the instructions. Here's where I am lost.
"Now you can work on getting the touchpad working. At this point you should now have XFree86.dsl and XF86Config-4 downloaded to your home directory, or on CD from another computer. (If they are on CD copy them to your home directory). Use the command mydsl-load XFree86.dsl to load XFree86 onto your system. Move the file XF86Config file to the appropriate directory with the command sudo mv XF86Config-4 /etc/X11. Use "vi", (a simple text editor) to edit the file .xserverrc (vi .xserverrc) to say exec /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -nolisten tcp. With luck, you should now be ready to boot into the X server with a working touchpad. Make sure you are back in the "dsl" home directory and enter startx . The X server should load, and you will be presented with Fluxbox, and a working touchpad."
now my problem is that I am not sure how to copy these files to my home directory. I don't know how to mount the cd outside the gui and my guessing isn't doing much. I've tried going into the gui using a usb mouse and I can't seem to get the cd to mount so that I can get the two files. On top of that, I don't know precisely where in the home directory I should put these things.
I fully confess ignorance and don't know where to begin.