Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 is the year of the Linux desktop!!!

"2009 is the year of the Linux desktop!!!"

- Installed Fedora 10 on Dell laptop

- mouse cursor incredibly slow when using trackpad; set acceleration and speed to max, not much better
- random automatic "mouse button" clicks being inserted by trackpad
- screen resolution set to highest, which is good
- incredibly slow scrolling in firefox
- keypresses sometimes don't register unless I wait 1s between pressing each key

installed gsynaptic (yes, it's obvious what this does right?!) - fixes trackpad issues (had to hack xorg.conf)
disable "bounce keys" ignore fast duplicate keypresses - fixes missing keypresses
installed nvidia binary drivers - fixes slow scroll but now I'm stuck at 640x480 (hacked xorg.conf but no change)

I repeat

"2009 is the year of the Linux desktop!!!"

Apologies for the badly written rant - the subject doesn't deserve proper spelling and grammar. Here endeth my love affair with desktop linux - I'm buying a Mac notebook soon. Microsoft has screwed me over too many times and I simply hate Windows.

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