I am using a Dell Inspiron E1505 that originally came with Windows XP. A long story short, I have now switched to Fedora 10. It's been an experience so far, and while I like some things about Linux there are also very irritating parts. Hopefully the community here can help me out.
The first one is one I know is well-documented, but despite all my research and efforts, I absolutely cannot enable SHMConfig so I can disable my touchpad. I use a Synaptics Pointing Device, and I have tried everything I can find on the subject...but nothing.
Also, I am having trouble with permissions. I opened a html document from my thumb drive and tried to edit it, only to find out that I can't save because I don't have the permissions..I have a funny feeling this is a trivial Linux problem, I just don't know where to begin.
These questions should start for now. Thank you everyone for you input
P.S. moxieman I was able to fix my Razor problem..kind of a cheap way to do it, but I just used the linux mouse controls to fix the problem I had (mouse pointer was way too fast).
EDIT: I might as well add this in. I'm interested in become as proficient in Linux as possible-even more then I was with Windows- but my problem is I lack direction. I don't know if anyone here can offer suggestions, but anything would be greatly appreciated!