Hi there. Long time Ubuntu user here trying out Fedora 19 beta so far and absolutely loving it. Only hangup I'm having so far is with my brightness keys, which were an issue on any distro I've tried so far. I ended up finding out some information via Arch's wiki/forums and used that alteration in my grub file, which was basically this here (this is what I put in Ubuntu to get it to work):
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\""
For what it's worth, here's my full grub file from a working Ubuntu install - http://pastebin.com/jwdPG0Ei
Then just update-grub and reboot and it was fine. I'm having some difficulty here doing that as for one, the grub file looks different than what I'm used to. Secondly, update-grub is not a valid command. What is the equivalent to update-grub in Fedora? Can anybody make sense of the !Windows 2012 entry and how I would apply it?
Also, on this Lenovo I have the usual layout for trackpad/keyboard with the touchpoint and two sets of buttons. The trackpoint buttons are a total of 3... left, middle, right click. If I would hold the middle down before and press up/down on the trackpoint, it would scroll. Here on Fedora 19, it won't scroll. Is there a way to enable that functionality?
I found some other sources with people having issues, although they were slightly different than mine. Some users suggested that you need to add your parameter within GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="". On Ubuntu, I had to put it within GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="", but I did not see that in Fedora. So I ended up altering the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" line so it looks as follows:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 vconsole.keymap=us $([ -x /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param ] && /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param || rd.luks=0 vconsole.font=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb quiet acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\""
Everything else was in there except the acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\""
Then afterwards, I ran what seems to be the equivalent of update-grub, which is grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. Even still, upon rebooting I had nothing. If I press brightness down, it shoots down to 0 instantly in the meter, however my brightness level doesn't actually change. If I press brightness up, suddenly the brightness jumps to 1% and stays there until I reboot.
In regard to my trackpoint scrolling, I found this link here:
which was to hold the answers to getting my trackpoint to work. I ran the 3 commands manually in the main vertical scrolling box and they worked perfectly. Problem is I cannot get them to automatically start when I log in. It said to put them in .xsessionrc but I'm questioning if Fedora uses .xsessionrc. A quick Google brought up .Xclients as an alternative suggestion, but the link looked old, so I wasn't sure how applicable it was to modern times with versions like F19. What does F19 use in terms of .xsessionrc or something similar so I can paste in these trackpoint commands and have my vertical trackpoint scrolling working?