Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Nov. 28 2007,10:00
First of all big thanks to everyone working on this great little distro and extra special thanks to Robert for getting me registered on the forum.
The reason why I just couldn't wait, urgently had to get on this forum asap, now, now, now was as follows:
I'm trying to get my father's old 64MB 500Mhz laptop up and running as a simple internet kiosk for my sister who only really needs to access gmail and browse.
I've installed DSL 4.0 to the harddrive and configured the wireless card and everything but have run into this strange problem.
When I press F11 and run FF in fullscreen, the cursor prompt disappears and I am no longer able to type. In fact the keyboard stops being recognised completely and so I can't even press F11 to exit fullscreen again.
The keyboard works fine normally and is correctly mapped.
Also, when I was trying to get firefox loaded at startup I realised if you launch firefox from the beginning of .xinitrc, firefox loads without any window or even a file menu bar, equivalent to true fullscreen. However in this situation as well, I cannot use the keyboard.
The screen for this laptop is small and I really want to use every inch of it as well as hide the desktop from my sister who will panic at the sign of anything non-windowsey.
The md5 sums for the iso I downloaded are correct and I ran DSL on my Toshiba laptop and experienced the same problem.
So I guess my questions are:
1. Can anyone duplicate this problem?
2. Can anyone help me solve it?!
3. ... well I have many more questions but I guess those can wait
Thanks a lot for your help,