Fuckin' finally got X working on my Linux partition. No more need for Vista, except when doing Microsoft-specific programming! Yeah!

Had to use lshal to see what the device mapping was, then change the Mouse0 driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to be "/dev/input/event8", which maps to the touchpad. The mouse is a bit jumpy, but it works. Eventually I'll figure out how to fine-tune it, or I might get used to it the way it is.

Damn, that was difficult, even with extensive Googling. Imagine if Windows were so hard to get working. Well, I guess it may be, but the manufacturers deal with it rather than the consumer; if I'd bought a computer with Linux preinstalled, I wouldn't have the hassle.

Now to figure out a way to test a 64-bit kernel. Is there a way to run 32-bit binaries on a 64-bit kernel? I don't care about performance issues for now, I just don't want to have to install a whole new system. Back to Google I guess...

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