Keyboard lock with USB mouse and XFree86
mgibbins at mak.net.au
Tue Jan 15 13:04:47 EST 2002
And yo was Alex Satrapa heard to yodel:
> On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 10:11 , Matthew Gibbins wrote:
> > By the way I'm beginning to think it might be something far more
> > subtle as I could not find any error messages in the log of the X
> > session. However, the IDE bus unceremoniously died and completely
> > futzed the entire system. Though it did manage to resurrect after a
> > respite.
> What about dmesg?
On the odd occasion I observed a message along the lines of 'Unable to
initialise USB hub event'. However, it hasn't appeared all the time.
> If the IDE bus and the keyboard are playing up - perhaps you need to
> check that you've got the right options in the kernel to cater for buggy
> chip sets. Or perhaps just save yourself a lot of heartache and get a
> new motherboard!
> (and tell everyone what the dodgey one was, so we can avoid it in
> future ;)
It's an ABIT-BH6 which until now has been trouble free.
Probably not available for purchase anyway.
I'm not advocating that anyone take up emacs.
Not even me: at my age, I'd be more likely to try bungee-jumping.
It's easier, and has less risk of causing permanent brain damage.
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