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Old 06-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Martín Marqués
Default New instalation on Dell Inspiron 15a

About a week ago I bought a brand new Dell Inspiron 15a (M5030) which
comes with windows 7.

I partitioned with a systemrescue CD and started installing Fedora 15.

Can't remember exactly what happend but DVD instalation didn't go
write. At first boot system hang and I couldn't do anything. So I went
with the KDE live CD and installed from there.

Right now every thing is quite cool, except for some annoying things
which I had figured out in my Compaq Presario with older versions of
Fedora (14 before it died):

Synaptics has some issues. Basically, I can't get the scrolling (on
the right side of the touchpad) to work (on windows 7 it works, not as
good as I would want it to, but it works), and the third button
configuration (pressing both buttons would simulate the third button)
which is very handy for copy and paste (also, selecting text from a
console doesn't save it in the clip board).

There's also another problem, but related to Dell. The function keys
on the keyboard work the opposite way as on other laptops or even
desktop multimedia keyboards (even on windows 7 in my case): when you
press them, the execute the multimedia function (stop the wireless,
up/down brightness, mute, etc.), and when pressing together with the
Fn key, they work as old function keys (I use them a lot on KDE to
change desktops, and to reload firefox html pages).

Any one got a work around for these issues?

Martín Marqués
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