Fedora 10 x86_64 Live CD install on Dell Inspiron 1501 -- Erratic mouse pointer
Last week I installed Fedora 10 x86_64 from a Live CD on my Dell Inspiron 1501 with AMD Turion X2 processor. The system has 1GB ram and 120GB hard drive. The laptop has the Broadcom 4311 wireless card so wireless did not initially work. I enabled the rpmfusion repository and installed the broadcom_wl package. This resulted in the wireless coming on only ocasionally; after most boots the wireless LED does not come on. I had a Ralink rt2870 usb wireless card handy so I will use this until I can buy an internal Intel wireless card from ebay. I will be using this system to study Linux and Java so the first software I installed was Sun's Java SDK and the Eclipse IDE. This system is working great except that sometimes the mouse pointer will jump back and forth acrossed the screen and will not respond properly to the trackpack. I have saved this problem for last because I am least familiar with it and I was not able to find a solution as I have always been able to do with any other Linux problem I've had.