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I have a few problems with Fedora that i'd like to figure out...

1. How can i get the Num Lock to be ON when i get into Fedora (KDE).

2. Why does my scroll wheel sometimes scroll smooth and sometimes very unsmooth and takes spinning before to get it moving (i'll have to keep scrolling like one revolution to get it to start scrolling on screen)? It's beginning to hurt my eyes a lot because my eyes are ready to follow moving text, but nothing ends up moving.

3. Sometimes when i boot up the system, it doesn't give me a GUI. It goes through the "decompressing Linux...." screen, gives me the Fedora graphics and says that it's loading local host and such, but after it's done there it gives me a login prompt with no GUI. It's a black screen with white letters that looks like a terminal put in full screen. The only way i konw to get the GUI is to restart the computer. Why does it only do this sometimes (i want it to do it never), and how can i fix it?

Thanks for your help.


Also, what the hell is the matter with the clock? Windows reads the time set in BIOS, but Linux is like 7 hours off. When i set the time correctly in Linux, it Fs up the time in BIOS and therefore in windows. How do i make them independent or make the Linux clock follow the BIOS clock?
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I have a few problems with Fedora that i'd like to figure out...

1. How can i get the Num Lock to be ON when i get into Fedora (KDE).

2. Why does my scroll wheel sometimes scroll smooth and sometimes very unsmooth and takes spinning before to get it moving (i'll have to keep scrolling like one revolution to get it to start scrolling on screen)? It's beginning to hurt my eyes a lot because my eyes are ready to follow moving text, but nothing ends up moving.

3. Sometimes when i boot up the system, it doesn't give me a GUI. It goes through the "decompressing Linux...." screen, gives me the Fedora graphics and says that it's loading local host and such, but after it's done there it gives me a login prompt with no GUI. It's a black screen with white letters that looks like a terminal put in full screen. The only way i konw to get the GUI is to restart the computer. Why does it only do this sometimes (i want it to do it never), and how can i fix it?

Thanks for your help.
1. I'm not sure mine always comes on if not I just press the button. But you can go to the K drop down menu and go to the control center/personal setting and then to Peripherals-->keyboard, then change the number lock to turn on at KDE startup.

2. Make sure smooth scroll is selected in your browser and also are the video drivers installed?

3. I think this is just a bug, I had it happen a few times to when I was messing with FC6. You can either, press Ctrl+Atl+F7 or ctrl+alt+F9 (its one of the two for Fedora) or login in the text mode screen and type "init 5". One of the two should work. if not then try typing "startx" with no quotes.
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Another problem: Sometimes when i startup, my mouse is frozen. There's a mouse on the center of the startup screen, but it won't move or anything. Keyboard is OK.

Also, what about the clock? How can i get the Linux clock to stop syncing with the BIOS clock, or get the BIOS clock to adjust the Linux clock instead of vice-versa?
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Another problem: Sometimes when i startup, my mouse is frozen. There's a mouse on the center of the startup screen, but it won't move or anything. Keyboard is OK.

Also, what about the clock? How can i get the Linux clock to stop syncing with the BIOS clock, or get the BIOS clock to adjust the Linux clock instead of vice-versa?
The mouse:
I'm not sure, I'd try googling your mouse model and see if there are any know problems/fixs that others have had too.

The Clock:
Try setting BIOS time to UTC time and then in KDE configure the clock. You don't want the time in linux to be UTC time but local time/time zone. I can edit this post to be more detailed later after I get done with school.
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