I just switched to Fedora 8 from Ubuntu gutsy gibbon on my HP DV2000 laptop and I am having lots of issues. For the past 3 days I have been trying to properly configure Fedora with great help of google. I have worked most of the problems out, but still a few remain withought a solution. I google for help with no luck. I am new to linux, so I am unable to figure this out on my own.
problem 1: I cannot get my hot keys to work. This includes volume slider, play pause etc, media launcher, and all fn keys. I tried finding a driver in the repositories with no luck. I tried changing the keyboard layout in Control Center, and that did not help either. I am using only KDE environment.
problem 2: Monitor brightness does not work. I tried fn up/down, fn brightness up/down. I looked in KPowersave and it says Brightness Supported: no. I know it should be b/c it worked out of the box in Ubuntu (same with hot keys).
Problem 3: This one is an easy one. How do I stop swtcing windows and navingating in firefox when I accidentally swipe across horizontally towards the bottom of the touchpad?
I like fedora a lot for use with servers. I seems very stable. I hate the fact that it takes me days to properly set it up. If I can resolve te top 3 issues, I will stick with this distro, if not, I will find something a little more user friendly. If you do help me, thanks al lot in advance.