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#3 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] USB Mouse Problems » 2012-10-26 08:47:28

The problem has been resolved - simply buy a new mouse. The optical parts must have some sort of limited life span as the problem was intermittent and last night I had a 4 hour session on a game without a hitch until it decided to die completely.....


#5 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] USB Mouse Problems » 2012-10-20 11:04:11

That is not really a viable solution as I use alot of external USB devices and not just the mouse, at least with that small script I control when the ports are reset and make sure the other devices are not in use before I call it

#6 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] USB Mouse Problems » 2012-10-19 05:43:31

Replies: 6

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, 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....

#8 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Any reason to NOT compile? » 2012-10-17 11:26:06

If I have to compile from source I 'checkinstall -D make install' the sucker so I can remove it using apt....

#10 CrunchBang Talk » taskset & nice » 2012-10-16 05:57:19

Replies: 0

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?

#11 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Run Program keeps turning on [SOLVED] » 2012-09-22 17:32:59

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?

#12 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [Resolved] Compton crashes when closing VLC » 2012-09-14 10:16:27

I just adjusted Openbox's autostart script so it does not load at startup...


cb-compositor --start && \


#cb-compositor --start && \

#14 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Has Debian lost its "grip"? » 2012-07-24 15:59:46

pacpl will always be my pacpal...

pacpl --rip all --to mp3 --bitrate 320 --nocddb --device=/dev/sr0 --outdir /home/whoareyou

what could be easier....

#15 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Random (?) Lock-ups » 2012-07-19 10:02:54

My series of lock-ups began when I chose to try out the PREEMPT_RT version of the kernel, once I switched back things ran as normal

#19 Re: CrunchBang Talk » #! Gamers » 2011-09-29 21:12:19

Still playing Eve Online with Wine, Hearts of Iron 2 with VMWare and XP, and Carmageddon/Doom/Syndicate/etc/etc/etc with Dosbox smile

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How many times has Statler crashed on you? » 2011-01-11 15:14:30

Only 1 crash which was entirely my fault, I was messing with unetbootin and overwrote my root while half asleep. lol.

#23 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Default applications. » 2011-01-09 15:34:35

#! fine as it is. There is no such thing as a perfect distribution, but #! is perfect for me wink

#25 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » [Update] Wine Dev Release » 2011-01-09 13:03:23

v1.3.11 uploaded, just using Megaupload for now until I find something more suitable, the other providers are unrealiable

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