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May
2
comment How to silently/unattended install JavaEE on Linux?
I think you want && instead of &
May
1
comment Linux syslog says “ata11: link is slow to respond” for my new HDD
@BartonChittenden: The installation that succeeded identifies as kernel 3.2.0-24-generic-pae. I'm guessing that the installer uses this version or something close; it was just released.
May
1
asked Linux syslog says “ata11: link is slow to respond” for my new HDD
Feb
15
awarded  Yearling
Dec
14
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
30
comment Prevent e2fsck from running out of memory?
Thanks, I'll try that. I figured there'd be a speed-memory tradeoff, so that should be ok. I'll kick it off tonight.
Nov
30
asked Prevent e2fsck from running out of memory?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
22
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike Insch: Thanks for the help so far. I have tried it on both USB root hubs. Taking the PS2 mouse off the adapter seems to make it less frequent (I think heavy mouse-wheeling used to trigger it). Disconnecting the USB HDD seems to have helped too; I'll try putting the HDD on the other hub (not with the kbd). And since I've been paying close attention, I think you're right that it happens more often when I'm doing a lot of keychords -- though as I type this comment, it happened with just straight "vanilla" typing.
Jul
22
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike Insch: see my update re: different adapter and separating mouse/keyboard.
Jul
22
revised Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
update re: performance after making suggested config changes
Jul
18
revised Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
add lsusb output and description
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@JdeBP: I would use a PS2 port if I had one.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike: Good point. I'll have to dig through my bucket-o-parts to see what I have that can rule out the adapter.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@new123456: Yes, I don't think the OS is intentionally doing anything to the keyboard, it is probably some side effect.
Jul
18
revised Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
clarify lockup / led behavior
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Jonas - I've seen it happen on multiple keyboards, so I've already ruled out faulty hardware. It seems more like some kind of OS behavior, but I haven't been able to figure out what it is.
Jul
18
revised Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
add missing ")"
Jul
18
asked Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?