(I am a noob to linux and I am currently taking a class on it. Please be gentle)
I have a dual boot system, but this is not my problem, I have an HP laptop x64 AMD Turion Dual with an ATI 3200 HD card. I thought specs would help.
So I really like the KDE enviroment (dont really like GNOME 3), anyways I installed the x86_64bit with no problems and it has been working for a few days just fine (some graphical glitches, but nothing ever crashed). I have had really bad luck with the ATI drivers and refuse to install them, so I left the default drivers for most everything installed (except for wireless: can you say "broadcom").
So the problem that I am having now is that when I login, everything is fine. My mouse works and life is good until I try to open a window, or a program. The desktop becomes unresponsive and everything just stops except the mouse. I can Ctrl + Alt F2 to a text base, but I do that just "reboot". I do not know what is causing this problem but I have class on saturday and need to have a working version of Linux (Fedora would be best). Help me.
Ok here is the list of everything I have installed beyond the default stuff.
Eclipse (which I thought might be the problem, so I "yum erase eclipse*) didn't do a damn thing (I tried to have eclipse run at start up and that was causing some sort of log issue. Also on a side note, is it normal for Eclipse to take forever to open up (same issue in 14))
I also downloaded a few new KDE themes from their site.
So help me out here please.
I don't know how to check the logs exactly, learning very slowly.