The problem with running Maya on Fedora is that by default, when you hold the alt key it will drag the current window around. Now, Maya users need the alt key to be free as we use ALT+LMB etc. to move around our view-panel. They’ve changed the way to do this in fedora 17 from 16 a little so here is the new method:
1. By default, dconf-editor is installed in F17. Open it.
2. Go to org > gnome > desktop > wm > preferences
3. Scroll down to mouse-button-modifier and change it from “