Is Fedora 19 stable enough to put on a laptop. Many of you have seen
the Asus laptop I have had at a few of the install fests. Well NewEgg
has them on sale for a very good price (sub $400 with s/h) so I picked
up 2 more. One for myself and one for my wife. I was thinking of
putting Fedora 19 on them instead of running the risk of an upgrade
error between 18 - 19.
I know 18 works for the most part very very very well on that laptop.
The issue as of a few days ago is all of the sudden the GUI (gnome) has
stopped recognizing my Logitec Trackball (wireless). dmesg sees it and
properly identifies the mouse, but Gnome refuses to work with it. Now I
can use any other kind of USB mouse and they work just fine. It was
working on Wed. then on Thr after a small yum update, it stopped
responding on all 3 available kernels so this has nothing to do with the
kernel and everything to do with Gnome.
also to verify that it was not that specific mouse, but the type, i used
one of my other trackballs with the same result. i have 4 or 5 of them
around the house its all we use.
i am planning on being at the install fest on Aug 3rd as they laptops
should arrive early this week.
for those that are interested, here is the laptop we are getting. Sadly
the price has jumped about $50 on this model: