Mouse not working

Getting your soundcard to work, using Debian on non-i386 hardware, etc

Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-12 18:15

So you're saying if I put say debian-live-10.7.0-i386-cinnamon+nonfree.iso on a usb stick I can install it over my current Debian and everything will just work without me needing additional drivers? And what does it mean that it's non free?
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby sgosnell » 2020-12-12 18:54

Non-free means the source code to the software is not freely available, it's proprietary. You should have firmware-misc-nonfree installed. If it isn't, install it. If you install debian-live-10.7.0-i386-cinnamon+nonfree.iso, it will remove what you have now. It might work.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby mm3100 » 2020-12-12 22:49

It is possible your mouse and touchpad and some other components are not working as they need proprietary firmware. That is mostly included in firmware-misc-nonfree. It was what we were trying to install in the first place, but since you are having too much trouble, better just reinstall whole os with iso that includes that in first place.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-17 19:29

So when you put the iso on the usb how do you get it to install onto your debian laptop again?
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby sgosnell » 2020-12-18 17:46

The .iso includes the installer. Boot from the .iso and run the installer. There are many, many tutorials available for doing this.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-18 18:42

I created a ubootin for the usb and the debian still gives me the default list. No option to boot from usb how do I set it in the main pre menu to do that?
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-18 18:50

Okay I figured out you do f12 and go into menu let me install this now.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-18 18:57

Fixed it. Oh yeah I did the cinnimon build and it works perfect out of the box. Is there another one I should pick instead for my R51 thinkpad? or is Cinnamon the best for low specs?
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby mm3100 » 2020-12-18 19:20

For lower spec I would recommend lxqt or xfce.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby Lordsyke » 2020-12-18 19:39

I have it on my usb I did the thing to whip the hdd and now the icon to wipe or install is missing. so yeah I want to know which of these options are the best for my r51 thinkpad. And how to make it so when I use the linux os installed on the usb to uninstall the operation system how to make it so that icon stays or do make it so the override isn't greyed out.
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Re: Mouse not working

Postby mm3100 » 2020-12-20 18:23

There is a good guide how to install debian 10 here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyD_EKFCigM
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