This is a problem that has been plaguing me for a long time now, it is the problem of the USB mouse lock up. I have googled the problem and it seems (to me a least) to be a problem with Linux itself as it has happened to many many people for a good few years now and over many distributions.
What happens is the mouse slowly but surely just stops responding, I know when it is about to die as the pointer becomes jerkier until it stops and the red light underneath the mouse turns off. Sometimes unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in again fixes it but for the most part it stays dead.
After my googling about I found a few commands which reset the usb and temporarily fix the problem - but it soons comes back...
Here's my short term fix for this issue, long term it will probably drive me to distraction: edit a shell script with these commands and save as whateveryouwant.sh, fix the permissions (not that I need to tell you)
sudo modprobe -r ehci_hcd
sudo modprobe ehci_hcd
Have a terminal open on all your desktops and when the mouse "blows" alt-tab to the terminal and run the script. The mouse will kick back alive again - for how long is anyones guess but you can keep alt-tabbing to the terminal to reset the USB....
Hi there, I am converting my DVD collection (slowly) to my external hard drive with OGMRip. I do not want OGMrip using all my CPU cycles so I have it running in the background.
At the moment, I have to launch a shell; use 'renice 19 -p $$' to set the priority of the shell then launch the program with 'taskset 0x1 ogmrip' which tells the program to just use CPU0. I tried some piping with not so good results - I am no bash wizard.
Is it possible to combine the two commands together in a small shell script to call from Openbox?
I actually thought it was a hardware error and replaced my external keyboard only to be greeted by the run command with the new one... it was extremely annoying playing full screen games in Wine and at times the Run command interrupted the flow of things. Perhaps this should be off by default?