Joined: Sep. 2003
||Posted: May 23 2004,02:45
Well, after trying several Linux live distros, I've finally decided that DSL is gonna be The One for this old IBM 570E. Knoppix 3.2 worked great but had so much stuff that I'll never use. (3.3 and 3.4, and kernal 2.6 in the latter case, just did not play well on this thing; a real lockup box.)
This P3/500 had plenty of horsepower for DSL and it just cooks along even tho it's only got 192MB RAM and a 4800 RPM drive with 256KB cache. It was fine with Win2K and awful with WinXP. And it's just not worth the $150-200 it'd need to up the RAM and liven things up a bit with a 7200 RPM drive with 8 or 16MB cache.
So, anyhow, I can't to save my life remember if the Trackpoint "mouse" ever worked on this thing with DSL. I've had several distros on here installed one way or the other and some worked and some didn't. Some even let me switch on-the-fly. But, DSL? I just can't remember...
Since I installed this latest .7 version onto the HD while with an external USB mouse attached, it's possible the config is now "locked" as such. I suspect such since a PS/2 mouse doesn't work either, even if I reboot.
If the Trackpoint is supported, how do I switch between it and an external mouse? Or even between USB and PS/2 mousies?
Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me, Skywalker.