No good news Melodie. Actually I lost the mouse and keyboard quicker in RC1.5 than I did in RC2. In RC1.5 the system totally locked up while it was scanning for printers.
When booting both RC1.5 and RC2, I noticed that the HAL daemon started upon boot. However, after installing printerdrake, it will not start (along with the Avahi service).
When log in as root in tty, (login : root and password root, not from user to root) what does the console return if you invoke this ?
Upon further examination, in RC1.5, it acts just like it did in RC2. I can log into the console and the keyboard and mouse will still function, but when I "startx" as a user, the keyboard and mouse will not function.
Does this machine has a smp cpu, and you didn't mention "smp" when you installed Grub ? (Just a thought, that happened to me once and I searched for some time why the usb devices=keyboard and mouse where not seen anymore....).
This is the output of synaptic after printerdrake is installed in RC1.5:
While installing package samba-common-3.4.3-3pclos2010:
Creating password file for samba...
While installing package scli-0.2.12-9pclos2007:
install-info: warning: no info dir entry in `/usr/share/info/scli.info.bz2'
I don't see anything that could be fatal here, but I am including it just so you will know.
Do you want me to try this again with an earlier build of OB-mini? I will if you think it will help backtrack to find the problem.
Not yet. Could you send me the Xorg.0.log that is in /var/log/ after you fail starting X ? You also could try to see the errors, as root in tty, with this command:
#grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
and for warnings:
#grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log
If you want to redirect the output to a file, you can add at the end of the lines "> xorg-log.txt" (for instance, or "> xorg-log-EE.txt" if you want to make one file for each).
EDIT: The only program that I installed between the install of RC1.5 and the printerdrake was gnome-commander. I installed gnome-commander so that I could save the printerdrake files to another computer, just in case I would need them again. Printerdrake is a 207mb download that takes up over 500mb of additional space, but you probably already knew that.
No I don't. I use PCManFM and Sakura only, along with mc. If I want to send files to other computers I use a pendrive, or scp with commands such as this one:
$ scp pclinuxos-openbox-mini.RC2.iso firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/melodie
This is fast and reliable when you have your local network. (It uses ssh-server/ssh-client which is installed in all OB Mini versions, and running).
I'll try to see if I can do a test install and find out something on my side. I've got only one printer, available only directly to USB, but why not make the test... It's a HP PSC 1610, printer and scanner.